News and Events

Summer School: Time to invest in humanities – Victoria Wright

I was so pleased to be asked to lead a Humanities Summer School this year. With the days missed through isolation and illness, many of our students have missed out. We were especially worried about our most vulnerable groups, who need the stability of school to help them develop and thrive, not just academically, but …

Living and Breathing the Eco School Agenda – Victoria Wright

As a geography teacher, and a lead teacher for humanities, I spend everyday teaching my students about issues of development, climate change, and inequality in the world. These are such topical issues, but it can be easy for students to think of them as theoretical problems that exist in a textbook, rather than as problems …

Hello Lockdown World – Andy Johnson

“Hello World” is recognised globally by anyone who has taken it upon themselves to learn how to program a small computer application.  Writing such a program is most often quite simple within most programming languages and it is frequently used as a welcome handshake to a discipline that for some, comes naturally and for others …

What makes our Junior Leadership Team so unique – Laura Bonnesen

I work in a school which educates in a forward-thinking way and I wanted to ensure the Junior Leadership clearly matched the school’s ethos. When I took over running the Junior Leadership Team, I began to research what other schools ‘student councils’ were doing. Could we learn anything from them? I quickly realised the Life …

We need to talk about literacy . . . Amy Connelly

When we think about literacy, more often than not it is put into the firm category of ‘English Stuff’.  Many schools adopt literary strategies such as ‘Word of the Week’ or ‘Reading for Pleasure’ and whilst they may serve a purpose they are ultimately only plastering over the cracks.  We need to think far more …

Remote Learning – Dr Carly Brooke

If there’s one thing that lockdown has highlighted, it has to be the power of online Teaching and Learning tools in a modern Blended Learning curriculum. In the CUC building both Studio and UTC have spent a great deal of time in recent years ensuring that students can access high quality learning resources, and never …

GCSE results 2020

Congratulations to all of our students for an incredible set of GCSE results this year, in the trickiest of circumstances. The highlights include: • 64% students achieved a level 4 or above in English and maths GCSE and 36% students achieved a level 5 or above • 70% achieved a level 4 or above in …

STUDIO INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE

Whether you are starting back or starting new, the return to school is a bit different this year. But there is still so much joy in the building (honestly, we are smiling behind the masks…) and we thought it would be fab to document our days through an Instagram challenge. #BacktoSchoolBaltic We’d love for you …

MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME?

Are you studying physics, chemistry, biology, maths or applied science? We’re pleased to announce that we have a new free on-line tutoring programme to support you and help you get ahead. Get instant support for students from expert tutors. Any time you have a question, need support, or are confused, you can ask Seneca’s expert …

SEPTEMBER 2020 – RETURN TO THE ACADEMY PLANS

We are looking forward to the beginning of the new school year. In line with Government guidelines, we have created zones within the building to ensure that each year group is kept separate. Year groups will have their own entrance/exit to the building and will be kept separate from other year groups throughout the day. …

We’re back!

UTC principal Jill Davies says: “It has been so good to see you all this week. Exhausting, but good. I have been beyond impressed by all of our fabulous new starters. Welcome to the CUC Building! You have been an absolute pleasure so far and we can’t wait to get into lessons with you next …

CPD At Liverpool Life Sciences UTC and The Studio School

Delivering high quality CPD in these challenging times I have led CPD at Liverpool Life sciences UTC for the past 6 years and now also lead the CPD for the staff at The Studio School, along with my colleague Emma Weston. Delivering high quality CPD has been a key focus for us in the CUC …

UTC Life Sciences scored Good in its second Ofsted inspection

In January 2020 the UTC Life Sciences scored Good in its second Ofsted inspection.     “We are absolutely committed to creating life changing opportunities in our school for our young people. Our latest Ofsted inspection confirms the Liverpool Life Sciences UTC is not only a Good school, but also one where we prepare young …

Student Showcase Celebration

Staff and students from The Studio celebrated the finale of the annual project based learning programme with a Games Showcase celebration for parents and partners. 18 student development teams exhibited their finished games, ranging from a variety of 2D platformers to a top-down adventure game. Located across the ground floor of The Studio, each development …

Enis is off to Oxford

We’re pleased to announce that Year 13 NLA student, Enis Gerxhalija, has been offered a place to read Physics at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. Enis is the first in his family to attend university. After being inspired by his teachers at New Park Primary School, Kensington, to question the world around him, Enis joined North …

Our week in social

This week saw our Year 8 football team fly to Jersey for a football tour. The team took part in a full 6 game tournament over 3 days, including a brilliant 2-2 draw with a last minute equaliser, and our U12/U13 players taking on a U14 side and coming out as 3-1 winners. Well played …

STEM week at NLA

This week we celebrated STEM week at the NLA with a week of science experiments and challenges. The Dangerous Science Show came to NLA with a fantastic presentation from Peter from Wonderstruck to our years 7, 8 and 9. One of our students, Harry, won the hovercraft challenge and his homemade hovercraft won him a …

Childcare hubs for key workers

Liverpool City Council has set up new childcare hubs which are opening today (Monday 23 March). For a full list of sites catering for the children of key workers – alongside a list of key worker jobs – please click here.

Dave Hornby: Understanding Covid-19

This is a short series of science-oriented posts on the current Coronavirus pandemic. I intend to release them in bite-sized narratives and so there will be 3-4 to follow. All questions and comments welcome, but I should make it clear I am not a virology expert. It has been written for school students and teachers, …

Your wellbeing during coronavirus

Liverpool CAMHS promotes the mental health, emotional and wellbeing of all children, young people and their families/carers. It’s working with its partners to make sure that children, young people and families get the support they need during this time. This document outlines the support available from each partner and how you can access this support.

Student Showcase Celebration

Staff and students from The Studio celebrated the finale of the annual project based learning programme with a Games Showcase celebration for parents and partners. 18 student development teams exhibited their finished games, ranging from a variety of 2D platformers to a top-down adventure game. Located across the ground floor of The Studio, each development …

Students support Malala Day 2014

The Studio is showing its support for ‘Malala Day’ to celebrate and campaign for the rights of young people across the world. Malala Yousafzai was targeted by the Taliban in 2014 whilst travelling to school in Pakistan. She was seriously injured in the attack and is now using her experience to campaign for every child to have the …

Your wellbeing during coronavirus

Liverpool CAMHS promotes the mental health, emotional and wellbeing of all children, young people and their families/carers. It’s working with its partners to make sure that children, young people and families get the support they need during this time. This document outlines the support available from each partner and how you can access this support.

UTC scoops two major awards

Liverpool Life Sciences UTC is proud to announce that we’ve won two SSAT Educational Outcome Awards. These celebrate our ranking in the top 10% of non-selective schools nationwide, and achieving higher-than-the-national-average for applied general subjects at Key Stage 5. The Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT) hands out awards based on its Educational Outcome Database, …

STUDIO’S SKYPE EXCHANGE WITH VERMONT SCHOOL

On Wednesday 11 March 2020, the Year 12 students of A-Level History engaged in a meeting with a class of European History students from Vermont in the United States. Our teacher, Chris Challinor introduced himself and the rest of our class to the students and their teacher, Mr. Jim Price. Although the conference was organised …

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

I thought that it would be useful to share key messages, in order that we all keep connected through this challenging period.  Week one is done and I have been utterly amazed at our fantastic community. Google Classroom is continuing to be a very effective platform for online learning, and I know that students have …

Dave Hornby: Understanding Covid-19

This is a short series of science-oriented posts on the current Coronavirus pandemic. I intend to release them in bite-sized narratives and so there will be 3-4 to follow. All questions and comments welcome, but I should make it clear I am not a virology expert. It has been written for school students and teachers, …

Childcare hubs for key workers

Liverpool City Council has set up new childcare hubs which are opening today (Monday 23 March). For a full list of sites catering for the children of key workers – alongside a list of key worker jobs – please click here.

Dave Hornby: Covid-19 and the road to a vaccine

In my last post, I explained the basic properties of Covid-19 and how it relates to other well known viruses. Of perhaps the greatest concern to everyone is how science and medicine can be harnessed to beat this virus. There are currently a limited number of pharmacological ways of combating the pathological effect of a …

Dave Hornby: Covid-19 and the road to a vaccine

In my last post, I explained the basic properties of Covid-19 and how it relates to other well known viruses. Of perhaps the greatest concern to everyone is how science and medicine can be harnessed to beat this virus. There are currently a limited number of pharmacological ways of combating the pathological effect of a …

STEM week at NLA

This week we celebrated STEM week at the NLA with a week of science experiments and challenges. The Dangerous Science Show came to NLA with a fantastic presentation from Peter from Wonderstruck to our years 7, 8 and 9. One of our students, Harry, won the hovercraft challenge and his homemade hovercraft won him a …

STEM week at NLA

This week we celebrated STEM week at the NLA with a week of science experiments and challenges. The Dangerous Science Show came to NLA with a fantastic presentation from Peter from Wonderstruck to our years 7, 8 and 9. One of our students, Harry, won the hovercraft challenge and his homemade hovercraft won him a …

Our week in social

This week saw our Year 8 football team fly to Jersey for a football tour. The team took part in a full 6 game tournament over 3 days, including a brilliant 2-2 draw with a last minute equaliser, and our U12/U13 players taking on a U14 side and coming out as 3-1 winners. Well played …

Our week in social

This week saw our Year 8 football team fly to Jersey for a football tour. The team took part in a full 6 game tournament over 3 days, including a brilliant 2-2 draw with a last minute equaliser, and our U12/U13 players taking on a U14 side and coming out as 3-1 winners. Well played …

STUDIO STUDENT HEADS TO GOOGLE

Huge congratulations to Studio student Ben Houghton, who’s a grand winner in the Google Code-in competition. The competition is designed to introduce students between the  ages of 13 and 17 to open source software development. Open source organisations chosen by Google provide a list of tasks for students during a seven-week contest period, assigning each task …

Our week in social

A busy week here at NLA after the half-term break! Thanks to LFC’s Gini Wijnaldum and LFC Red Neighbours, some lucky NLA students were treated to tickets to the Liverpool vs West Ham game. Cheers Gini! This week also saw NLA students take part in a number of science activities. A team from NLA won …

Build my Future – 2020

Our 2020 got off to a flying start as we looked ahead to the ’20s and what the decade has to offer for our students. On Tuesday 7 January, the Northern Schools Trust’s (NST) two-day Build my Future festival took place, uniting Sixth Form students from the Studio, Life Sciences UTC and North Liverpool Academy …

Studio students head to LFC

Studio students headed to Liverpool Football Club at the end of November for a session with the club talking all things tech, organised by InnovateHer. The group of year 10 students – alongside Liverpool Life Sciences UTC students – enjoyed a welcome from CEO Peter Moore alongside lightning talks and Q&A sessions from Amazon Web …

Studio open evenings 2020

If you’re thinking of coming to study at the Studio or you’re a parent wanting to learn more about what we do here, then come to one of our open evenings. Our open evenings are your chance to find out more about our state-of-the-art facilities, take a tour around our building, and ask our teaching …

Join the Army cadets

At the Studio our students have the opportunity to take part in a range of experiences which prepare them for the future world of work. As well as learning the skills to be the digital and creative leaders of the future, our students also get the chance to work with the Life Sciences UTC – …

BAFTA nomination for Studio student

Studio student Tyler Rotheram has been shortlisted as a finalist in the BAFTA young game designer awards, in the 15-18 year-old ‘concept’ category. The nationwide competition is designed to to find the game designers of the future, with the winners chosen by a panel of industry professionals. Tyler’s game Conundrum is a first-person, interactive adventure …

Creative suite gets an upgrade

We’ve just upgraded the equipment in our creative suite to bring it up to speed with the ever-changing digital world and its requirement for more processing power – particularly in terms of graphical power.   We now have a bank of 32 high spec PCs with the latest Intel i7 chipset for processing power, combined with …

Potential Liverpool FC parade

Should Manchester City fail to beat Brighton on Sunday and Liverpool beat Wolves, LFC will win the Premier League title for the first time in 29 years. The city is planning a team parade on Monday afternoon using the route on the map below. IF the parade takes place the Studio School will allow students …

Event: Futureproof your career

On Wednesday 20th the Studio hosted hundreds of students and parents from across the city for our Futureproof your Career event. The event began in the theatre with opening talks from gaming industry veteran Clemens Wangerin, MD of local games and technology company vTime and Studio Governor Andy Kent, CEO of Angel Solutions, a Liverpool …

Futureproof your career

What will you do when you leave school? If you know what you want to do – and especially if you don’t know – join us to futureproof your career, with an evening of options and inspiration as we look at the future world of work. What skills will you need? What will employers expect? …

Studio students pin down business inspiration

PinHead founder Amy Collins came in to the Studio last week to talk to our year 12 and 13 students about starting and growing her business. Amy shot to fame with her enamel pin badges as celebrities including Simon Cowell, Jurgen Klopp and Breaking Bad’s Danny Trejo started to wear them, and she’s made a …

Open evening dates

If you’re thinking of coming to study at the Studio or you’re a parent wanting to learn more about what we do here, then come to one of our autumn term open evenings. Our open evenings are your chance to find out more about our state-of-the-art facilities, take a tour around our building, and ask …

Studio students are Awesome

On Monday 11 February, the Studio played host to a special under 19’s gift night for the Awesome Foundation, where seven ideas were pitched for the chance to win two £500 prizes to help get them off the ground. “We’re really delighted to be associated with the Awesome Foundation as it really ties into the …

Travel timetable changes

Students arriving at the Studio by bus will experience some timetable changes in February. Between 11 and 15 February the School Bus will collect students from Moorfields at 8.03am and then James St at 8.15am, arriving in school for 8.30am. The School Mini Bus will do a further run to James Street for 8.30am, arriving at …

Awesome Foundation to host ‘Under 19’s’ gift night at UTC and Studio

Liverpool based Awesome Foundation Liverpool are hosting a special Under 19’s gift night at the UTC and Studio on the 11th February. Awesome Liverpool is a micro-granting organisation who for the past 5 years have been giving away monthly £500 grants to support ‘creative little ideas that make Liverpool more Awesome’, and part of an …

Helping your child to prepare for GCSE exams

GSCE examinations are almost around the corner and revision for them is almost underway. We’ve learned a few things over the years about how best to prepare for them, here at school and at home and so have prepared the below guide to share some best practice when revising. CLICK HERE FOR EXAM INFO  As …

‘Studio continues to be “good”’, says Ofsted

  We’re thrilled to have received another ‘good’ grading from Ofsted in our latest assessment; at the Studio we think the behaviour, safety and wellbeing of our students is outstanding, and Ofsted agrees. Our latest grade is a tribute to the dedication and vision of a talented team of teachers and support staff, and the …

Community Christmas lunch

We were delighted to welcome residents from Mersey Parks, our local nursing home, into school last Friday for a festive Christmas lunch. They had a three-course Christmas dinner cooked in school by our catering team, and had an afternoon of activities including playing bingo and listening to students and staff singing. It was a lovely …

Year 11 parents’ evening

Our year 11 parents’ evening is next Tuesday – 18 December, from 4pm till 7:30pm. Parents, come and speak with your child’s teachers, get feedback from their mocks and resources to help the next phase of their revision. Parents, we need to pull together in order for your children to do brilliantly in their exams. …

Get a taste of The Studio

Join us for an open evening: Tuesday 11 September, 6-7pm

Full house for The Studio & DEN Showcase 2018!

On Thursday 28th of June, The Studio hosted their end of year Studio & DEN Showcase. Lead by The Studio’s current sixth form cohort, the event celebrated the project work of hundreds of Studio pupils and featured the individual works of students from primarily sixth form, but also year 11. Each sector was allocated a …

Road Closure – June 8th and 9th 2018

Road Closure – June 8th and 9th 2018 Dear Parent/ Carer, One of the luxuries of working and studying within a vibrant part of the city is the opportunity for us to experience a wide range of cultural activities on our doorstep. We are pleased to inform parents and students that the Positive Vibrations, Festival …

Student’s app makes it to Amazon Skills Store!

Year 10 student Ali has succeeded in getting his very own app published onto the Amazon Skills store! Taking what he has learned at The Studio, Ali produced the app as part of a project during his computer science lessons. We sat down with Ali to find out more. “What was your inspiration behind the …

Contrast Fest

The Studio are proud to have participated in the Contrast Mural fest 2018! Organised by Zap Graffiti arts, the festival is a citywide celebration of street art in Liverpool. The Contrast Mural festival ran from the 16-22nd of April, and involved a range of International artists creating legal, public art across the city. As one …

Wellness Week at The Studio

There are many elements to wellbeing. From healthy eating, to physical fitness and mental welfare, there’s lots we can be doing to actively improve our overall sense of wellness. On Monday 23rd – Friday 27th April, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC and The Studio took part in wellness week, featuring a wide range of activities throughout each day. Each …

International Women’s day 2018

International Women’s Day 8th March 2018 Thursday 8th March saw the launch of Northern School’s Trust International Women’s Day event. Despite initial weather impediments, the day took place over at the Contemporary Urban Centre and the building welcomed over 200 Year 10 students for an inspiring and action packed day. And what a day it …

eSports Event

On the 6th March 2018, a handful of selected students from The Studio headed to the Belong arena in GAME, Manchester to take part in the Digital Schoolhouse eSports Tournament. After an exciting day of numerous winning rounds as part of the regional heats, Studio eventually placed 2nd in the final to competitors St John …

Meet the staff – Art, Digital & Creative

Stef Plichta –  Art teacher since September 2016 Why did you choose to teach at The Studio? I knew before I even started training as a teacher that I wanted to work here, and the creative faculty was kind enough to give me the opportunity to spend a few weeks volunteering and observing. I really …

Trip to India

Muktangan is a 13 year old not-for-profit organization which imparts free, inclusive, holistic and child-friendly education to thousands of under-served children in Mumbai. On the 13th February 2018, Studio staff had the honour of participating in the Muktangan School Teacher Exchange as part of a project focussed around the topical issue of plastics pollution. Heading …

Year 10 Build my Future

The 19th and 20th of February saw the launch of Year 10 Build My Future – a two day in-house event involving over 200 Northern Schools Trust students, joining forces for an action packed programme encompassing the theme of Health Innovation. Over the course of the two days, year 10 pupils were given the opportunity …

Languages North West – Enrichment Event

On Wednesday 28th February, Year 10 students from Life Sciences UTC and The Studio visited University of Liverpool for the Routes into Languages North West Language Enrichment Event. Organized by the University of Liverpool, GCSE Spanish students participated in Language Enrichment Event and learnt about the importance of languages for their future participating in several …

Mock Exam Information

25th January 2018 Dear Parents, It is always heartening when you tell us what a great difference we are making to your sons and daughters through the efforts of our skilled and committed teachers and support staff. In our recent survey, 99%-100% of parents told us their children were safe, happy, well looked after, learning …

Additional English Lessons

31st January 2018 Dear Parents, Additional English Sessions We will be running a compulsory additional session English session on Monday’s between 4-5pm starting on 5th February. All students will be expected to attend these sessions. The sessions will be running for the foreseeable future until exams have finished. Students will be collected by a member …

The Sector

The Sector Liverpool City Region is one of the UK’s fastest growing hubs for digital companies and has long been recognised globally for creativity in sciences and the arts. The City Region has an exceptional array of Digital & Creative assets which are not only nationally, but internationally significant. It’s a range of key assets …

ETHOS Articles by Tim Slack

Delighted to have worked with ethos and governor Tim Slack to talk about the work of The Studio School in these two articles; AP column Studio School

Art, craft and design/fine art course at The Studio

Did you know? Our fine art course has evolved. There are now two pathways for art, to ensure the course is more inclusive of a broader range of opportunities. In a course focused on developing independent thinking as a creative, students will explore the wider realm of artistic practices through the 2 pathways provided by …

‘Pupils have too many misconceptions about careers in the digital sector…’

Amanda Follit is chair of young talent at BIMA (British Interactive Media Association) wrote an article about the digital industry and education for the Times Educational Supplement. In this article, Amanda cite’s the best practice as being at The Studio School in involving industry mentors and what can be achieved. Here’s the link: https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/pupils-have-too-many-misconceptions-about-careers-digital-sector  

OAP Christmas Event

Community Christmas Event success! On Wednesday 13th December, residents of Mersey Parks Care Home in Toxteth flocked to the Life Sciences UTC & Studio School for the first ever Christmas Community event. The day provided visitors and their carers a day of respite from their usual routine, welcoming them into the heart of the Baltic …

Artistic Success!

Best friends Alicia and Redd-Elisha are both heading off to the University of Lincoln in September after achieving fantastic A-Level results and both accepting their places onto an Illustration course. Alicia from Kensington got an A in Graphics, a B in Art and a B in her EPQ project. She will be studying BA Graphic …

LGBT+ Students Are Safe in Our Schools

In our school, we support students from all different backgrounds and provide a safe, inclusive, friendly environment for their education experience. We asked students at The Studio & Life Sciences UTC if they thought an LGBT+ young person would feel safe coming out in school and they said ‘yes!’ If you would like to be …

Year 10 students show off their Maths skills

‘Maths Inspiration’ is a national programme featuring interactive lectures for teenagers. Our year 10 students attended the ‘Playing for Real’ event, an interactive lecture focusing on the maths behind different games, and exploring how a combination of good strategy, logic, and an understanding of probability can help you to win in a variety of situations. …

Snapchat Advice

Advice on Snapchat’s  new feature – “Snap Maps” Last week, Snapchat introduced a new feature call Snap Maps. This location-based map allows users to see where in the country their Snapchat contacts are, as well as seeing location-based photos and videos. The Snap Map shows a user’s Bitmoji, their cartoon avatar within Snapchat, pinpointed on …

Augmented Reality Open Evening

We recently held our very first Augmented Reality Open Evening earlier this month. It was a huge success and all attendees thoroughly enjoyed the experience. For those we couldn’t attend, we didn’t want you to miss out! To take part in the experience, simply download the Zappar app on your smartphone. Below is a list …

Half Term Revision Sessions

Please see below for the half term revision sessions:

Manchester Attack

Following last night’s tragic incident in Manchester, we will be running support sessions and assemblies next week to provide additional help to students. Merseyside Police’s Chief Constable Andy Cooke said: “Our thoughts and sympathies are with everyone affected by the terrible events in Manchester last night. “A number of people have tragically died and many more …

Studio supports Can Cook

20,000 children in Liverpool live in food poverty 60,000 people in Liverpool have accessed a food bank within the past 12 months. We are working with Can Cook to support the Share Your Lunch Campaign We will: Raise enough money to support our Free School Meal students to access a nutritious meal each weekday during …

Nick Yarris visit to The Studio

Recently we welcomed Nick Yarris in to The Studio. It was a thrilling event for all students to be part off. Year 13 student Cameron has wrote about his experience: On the morning of Thursday 6th April 2017, The Studio School were greeted with the presence of an ex-death row convict; Nick Yarris, who has …

Studio School becomes first school to join PlayStation® First

The Studio School has become the first school in the UK to join PlayStation®First, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe’s (SIEE) global academic program. PlayStation First is designed to inspire and encourage the new wave of developers to create games across all PlayStation platforms. Through PlayStation First, The Studio School can access PlayStation development tools, guidance and …

Innovators Hub Speak Highly of Build My Future Festival!

“We were invited to the Northern Schools Trust 2-day Build My Future festival to talk to their Year 12 students about pursuing a career in the Creative and Digital sector, and why we do the work that we do. Massive kudos to the team behind this event! We’ve seen a lot of career events in our time. Some good, some… …

Trust CPD Day 2017

“It is our ambition to be a Trust of outstanding schools and practitioners providing aspirational, transformational educations for every one of our students.” The start of the new term saw teachers and support staff from across the Northern Schools Trust gather together for a CPD day. Hosted at The Kingsway Academy, the day served as …

My New Year’s Blog

Amidst all the hand wringing and despondency that characterised 2016 it can be tough to find messages of hope, so I was particularly grateful for this offering from Avaaz, the online campaign portal. It reminds us that as we become increasingly critical of the world around us we can miss the march of human progress …

Sixth Form students represent The Studio at Ednovation Fest in Hong Kong

Last week, Dylan Horton and Matthew Hayes, both Sixth Form students at The Studio, went on the trip of a life time to represent The Studio in the Ednovation Fest, Hong Kong. The two-day festival brought together educators and learners from across the globe to celebrate education innovation, explore different models of education, share touching …

Studio Wireless

This week saw the launch of the first ever Studio Wireless, an event aimed at exploring the different elements of the fast-moving digital and technological world. We invited experts from the industry, both local and national, in to explore the topic of Virtual Reality and discuss how it is shaping the world around us. Students …

Digital Day 2016

Digital Day 2016 proved to be an action packed event as business professionals from across Liverpool joined the team at The Studio to work with our students. Throughout the day students attended various workshops on the theme of VR and 360 filming. We kicked off the day with a meeting with experts from Mocha, a …

Students celebrate A level success

The Studio is delighted with this year’s strong set of A level results. All students worked exceptionally hard and demonstrated a fantastic level of commitment over the past two years. Overall The Studio achieved: 96% A level Pass Rate 100% BTEC Pass Rate 75% A/B grades in Further Maths 92% A*-C in Art/Graphics A few …

Trust CPD Day

“At the heart of the Northern Schools Trust is a commitment to transform the lives of children and young people through education.” Last week, teachers and support staff from Liverpool Life Sciences UTC, The Studio, North Liverpool Academy and The Kingsway Academy gathered together at the UTC for a Trust CPD Day. Throughout the course …

Slippery Slopes

Students from a local Academy Trust joined together for the first time to reach new heights on their latest excursion to The Austrian Alps. Around 40 pupils and five staff from the Northern Schools Trust made the epic coach journey across six countries to enjoy the delights of skiing during their Spring Term Break in …

The Studio Showcase 2016

Last Thursday, we held our annual Studio Showcase; an exhibition showcasing the talented work of our students in game & app design, art, graphics photography and film. As well as parents of the students, The Studio Showcase was attended by a number of high profile partners from the Digital Sector. Lucid Games, Red Ninja Studios, …

The Generator Events Uncover Young Digital Talents in Liverpool

A growing community of young people interested in digital are meeting each month in the Baltic Triangle to work on creative, gaming and app development projects which inspire positive change. The events are proving to be a great way to meet other likeminded students and improve digital skills with industry experts and specialist Studio staff. …

Student Game Jam Celebration

At the end of last term students from The Studio hosted a mid-year exhibition to showcase their work and ongoing projects. The Game Jam invited all students to gather their work and create promotional materials to exhibit their game or project at a celebration of creativity. Partners and industry mentors attended the exhibition and provided constructive …

Script to Screen Film Workshop

Last term Year 12 and 13 A Level film students attended a film making workshop at the SAE Institute in Liverpool. The event was titled ‘Script to Screen’ and invited students to act out the script and follow filming guidelines to produce a short scene for a television drama. Students gained practical experience using industry standard equipment and worked …

Royal Visit for Studio YGD BAFTA Winner

It has been a whirlwind few months for Year 13 student Jack after winning his YGD BAFTA. As part of his prize for winning the award he received the opportunity to tour some of the country’s leading digital studios and Abertay University, where he met with Prince William and Kate Middleton. Jack Mills, a Year 13 student at The …

Get In The Game Careers Talk

On Friday 27th November specialist games industry careers agency Aardvark Swift visited The Studio to talk about pathways into industry as part of their Get In The Game tour. Ben Milnes from Aardvark Swift spoke to students about various routes into the games industry and explained what he looks for as a graduate recruitment specialist. …

Exploring Employability Skills at Buckingham Palace

Students from The Studio in Liverpool received a royal welcome at an employability conference at Buckingham Palace earlier this term. Representatives from The Studio were invited to present at the convention by HRH The Duke of York, who hosted the event at Buckingham Palace. 30 studio schools from across the country attended the conference, with …

Palio Film Screening and Director Q&A

Last term Year 12 and 13 A Level Film students from The Studio were invited to attend a private screening of an independent film as part of their programme of study. Students attended a screening of the newly released film ‘PALIO’ in the cinema at The Studio before its global release. The event was followed by an …

Students Offered Industry Support for Enterprise

Two students from The Studio in Liverpool have been invited to share office space with a local software development company that specialises in creating software for education providers. Adam G and Jordan K from Year 12 met Director, James Burch and CEO, Andy Kent of Angel Solutions at the Accelerate conference in Liverpool last month. The entrepreneurs were so impressed …

Graduate from The Studio Secures Industry Apprenticeship

A Sixth Form Graduate from The Studio has secured an apprenticeship with creative design agency Citrus Suite. Based in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, The Studio works closely with local companies and industry experts to ensure all students are industry ready upon graduation. Immediately after leaving The Studio Christian was offered an apprenticeship at Citrus Suite in response to his impressive …

Accelerate Business Conference Inspires Students

On Friday 9th October students from The Studio attended Accelerate Britain, a conference promoting entrepreneurship at the ACC in Liverpool. A group of Year 12 and Year 13 students were invited to attend the annual event which is hosted for businesses and investors. A series of workshops were available to attend throughout the day titled: Performance, Passion, Power …

The Studio vs. EGX

On 24th September students from The Studio attended EGX; the biggest video game event in the UK, at the NEC Arena in Birmingham. Over 100 students from across all year groups attended the expo, which provided the opportunity to meet game developers, animation artists and other industry experts attending the event to showcase their latest games and …

Students Celebrate GCSE Achievement

The Studio in Liverpool has recorded a fantastic first set of GCSE results since opening in September 2013. The GCSE pass rate was above national average with a 71% pass rate across all courses. Many students achieved fantastic results across the board, with consistently high results across creative subjects linked to The Studio’s specialism, including …

Students Celebrate A Level Success 2015

The Studio has recorded an impressive first set of A Level results since opening in 2013, with a 97% pass rate across all A Level courses. As the first school in the UK to specialise in digital technology and careers in the creative sector, The Studio opened in September 2013 and combines traditional subjects and qualifications with …

BAFTA Success for Student at The Studio

This weekend, a Year 12 student from The Studio in Liverpool was awarded a coveted BAFTA Young Game Designer (YGD) prize, beating thousands of young hopefuls to the top spot. Jack Mills, a year 12 student at The Studio school on Greenland Street, was honoured at a ceremony in London for the creation of Utopia …

Students Level Up for Charity Tournament

Students and staff at The Studio in Liverpool hosted a retro gaming tournament to raise money for ‘the gamers’ charity’ Special Effect. Special Effect use technology to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by helping them to play and enjoy video games. Through the modification of controllers and equipment, the charity provide free support …

Student Nominated for Game Design BAFTA

A student from The Studio has been selected as a finalist for this year’s BAFTA Young Game Developer (YGD) prize, beating thousands of young hopefuls for his place in the Top 10. Jack Mills, 17, Wavertree, a Year 12 student at The Studio on Greenland Street, has been honoured for the creation of Utopia of Rhythm, …

Celebration of The Studio’s Second Year

As we arrive at the end of the summer term, it is a great pleasure to look back over our fantastic second year at The Studio and see how far we have come. We have embarked on an inspiring journey together over the last two years and our first ever Ofsted report is a testament to the …

Developer Focus Group – 3BYTE

Students from Year 10 and Year 12 at The Studio were invited to take part in a focus group this week with Liverpool developer 3BYTE. 3BYTE are a a development and marketing agency based in the Baltic Triangle. Their latest project JetSpin Hustle is a retro themed side scrolling adventure released on the Apple App …

Class of 2015 Prom Celebration

On Thursday 25th June Year 11 students at The Studio attended an end of year Prom to celebrate the end of exams and their time studying at the school over the past two years. The Prom was hosted at Constellations on Greenland Street with a gourmet barbecue and vintage ice cream van providing refreshments and food …

The Studio Featured in Liverpool Game Credits

Sixth Form students at The Studio have been listed in the credits of an independent racing game developed in Liverpool and released on Steam this month. ‘Coffin Dodgers‘ is a comedic kart-racing game set on the streets of a 3D retirement village, Developed by Liverpool studio Milky Tea. The game is their second major direct …

Nintendo Streetpass Takeover at The Studio

On Thursday 28th May The Studio in Liverpool hosted a community event in partnership with Nintendo and Streetpass Liverpool. As part of Streetpass Liverpool’s ‘Tourney-May’ celebrations, The Studio hosted a Smash Bros. gaming tournament and invited players young and old from across Merseyside to attend the session to compete for the title of Streetpass Liverpool’s Smash …

Sharing Digital Skills with the Next Generation at CoderDojo

On Saturday 16th May the Studio hosted the fifth CoderDojo session in a series of coding workshops for young people aged 7 – 17. The sold-out session invited young people from across Merseyside to attend and learn how to code in a variety of different coding languages. The workshops covered the basics of coding in …

STEAMco Inspires Creativity in Liverpool

On Friday 24th April The Studio welcomed STEAMco to Liverpool for a series of creativity seminars and workshops. The launch event invited four local primary schools to attend a series of sessions focusing on topics ranging from robotics and aquaponics, to storytelling and coding, whilst teachers and parents were invited to a series of education …

Austria Ski Trip

On Friday 3rd April a group of students and staff from The Studio travelled to Walgrain in Austria for the first ever Studio ski trip. 27 students from across Years 10 and 12 from The Studio and co-located school Life Sciences UTC embarked on the trip accompanied by 3 members of staff. The group took part in 6 days of …

Students Represent Liverpool at US Embassy Debate

Earlier this term students from The Studio in Liverpool took part in the annual Benjamin Franklin Fellowship Debate Competition at the US Embassy in London. The competition, which is held in association with the US Embassy London and the English Speaking Union, invited students from schools in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Coventry, and Bradford to debate …

Studio Showcase Highlights Student Success

Since January students at The Studio have been working closely with industry experts to produce a project as part the Project Based Learning Programme. On the last day of term students held an exhibition to showcase their finished work to parents, partners and their peers. Working with over 40 mentors from companies including Milky Tea Games, …

UX Research Visit to Shop Direct

This week as part of Project Based Learning two student teams from The Studio were invited to meet with their mentors at Shop Direct Headquarters to make use of the User Experience laboratory. Based in Speke, Skyways House is home to online e-commerce giant Shop Direct who manage a range of global digital retailers including Very, Isme …

Studio Art Students Featured in Liverpool Exhibition

Students from The Studio experienced a taste of life as an exhibiting artist as their artwork was commissioned for a law firm’s city centre launch party earlier this month. Paul Crowley & Co Solicitors celebrated the launch of its new office with a gallery of artwork on display at its city centre celebration on 1 …

Students Attend Model United Nations Conference

A group of students have attended the Model United Nations (MUN) conference at Atlantic College in Wales. The United World Conference was held on the 28th – 30th January and invited key external speakers and twenty students from the Associated Schools Programme partner schools in Birmingham, Liverpool and South Wales. Three students currently in Year 11 at The Studio …

The Studio Digital – Industry Mentor Programme

The Studio has launched a new mentor programme for students across all year groups as part of The Studio Digital Programme where each student team is mentored by an industry professional to support their chosen pathway, in the build up to a student showcase in April. This year students have chosen from four pathways: Game – Create a …

Studio Director in Top 100 Women In Games

The Market for Computer & Video Games (MCV) have revealed their annual Top 100 list of Women in Games, featuring The Studio’s Director of Enterprise, Jade Parkinson-Hill. The list features 100 women from across the UK, including indie developers, lead strategists and industry educational specialists. Ms Parkinson-Hill has worked with The Studio since the consultation stage …

CoderDojo Arrives In Liverpool

A global community that enables young people to discover the magic behind technology and learn computer coding is arriving in Liverpool. CoderDojo, a volunteer-led, free programming club for young people aged 7 to 17, operates in hundreds of destinations across the world and is now launching a new digital media club here at The Studio. …

Made In Liverpool Retro Games Lounge

The Studio has taken a step back in time to a world of blue hedgehogs, high-jumping plumbers and female bounty hunters with a new, interactive exhibition. We have launched a retro-gaming exhibition which allows our students to discover how gaming has evolved from its humble origins to today’s sophisticated titles. The exhibition consists of three rooms that …

Richard Stallman Inspires Tech-Minds of Tomorrow

A world-famous computer programmer, famed for his development of free software, has visited The Studio to deliver an inspiring talk to students. Dr Richard Stallman, best known as the creator of the GNU/Linux operating system, hosted a seminar on coding and ethical practice at an event co-organised by staff and students. Dr Stallman was invited to deliver a seminar covering his perspective on …

Creative Arts students respond to exhibition Open Call

A group of Year 12 students have submitted their artwork for consideration as part of a competition held by local screen printing collective The Critter Shed. The entrants were asked to create an A5 design interpreting the theme ‘Creatures of the Night’. All entries were required to be black and white, with students being given four weeks to complete …

Students Build Footsteps of Faith Smartphone App

Four students from The Studio have spent the past year mapping the history of Liverpool’s major faith communities to celebrate the launch of Liverpool’s Footsteps of Faith: a cutting-edge Smartphone App designed by the Liverpool Community Spirit (LCS) Youth Council. Our students were invited to support a larger group of young people to explore the impact faith has had …

The Studio Welcomes U.S. Embassy

Students from The Studio were given the opportunity to pick the brains of representatives from the Embassy of the United States of America during a recent visit to Merseyside. Economic counsellor, Kelly Adams-Smith, and colleagues from the Embassy recently met with our students for a frank question and answer session to explore students’ opinions of the …

Student Secures BFI Academy Place

A Sixth Form student from The Studio has been awarded a place on the highly competitive BFI Academy film course. Wade from Year 13 has secured himself a place on the course, which is in association with The Studio’s partner organisation; FACT. Endorsed by the British Film Institute, the programme involves a series of practical lessons …

STEM Robot Wars Challenge

Last week, four students from Year 10 attended the annual Mersey STEM Robotics Event to represent The Studio in a series of ‘Robot Wars’ style challenges. Held at The City of Liverpool College, teams were given a Vex Protobot kit and asked to build a robot capable of competing in a selection of battles against the opposing school teams. …

The Studio Visits Berlin

This term a group of 18 students from Years 10 and 11 embarked on a trip to Berlin as part of their History module focusing on the Cold War. Along with students from co-located school Life Sciences UTC the group boarded a flight from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, arriving at Berlin Schoenefeld airport ready for a …

Student Inventor Recognised as Digital Innovator

Year 11 student, Daniel Parker has been recognised by the Liverpool Echo newspaper as one of the cities “one’s to watch”, following a string of digital inventions that he has created at home. Alongside his school projects, Daniel has been working hard on a series of technical home solutions that have made his family’s life that little …

The Studio Presents: How to be More Awesome

A journal co-designed by World Merit partners and students from The Studio launches today in partnership with organisation Appreciating People. How to be More Awesome, written by Tim Slack and Suzanne Quinney, members of the organisation Appreciating People, has been designed to boost confidence and self-esteem, develop strengths and encourage young people to make positive …

Minecraft Masterclass for Liverpool Pensioners

Our students recently took part in an event to encourage Liverpool’s older generation to engage with the latest technologies. We were delighted to be invited by FACT, Liverpool Mutual Homes and the Royal Voluntary Service to the Technology Open Day. Held in the central hub at FACT, the afternoon session hosted a wide variety of activities, ranging from a Spotify Cafe …

Celebrating a Creative and Successful Year at The Studio

When we set out in September 2013 to create an excellent school we knew it would take creativity, determination and tremendous hard work. As this year draws to a close it is time to reflect on the successes that we have had together that have laid the foundations for our growth to 300 students in …

The Studio supports IFB Creative and Digital Week

Over the last two months The Studio has been participating in various events as part of the International Festival for Business 2014. The International Festival for Business is a 50 day festival focusing on bringing business opportunities to Merseyside. Held in Liverpool throughout June and July, the festival has provided our students with access to great …

Students support Malala Day 2014

The Studio is showing its support for ‘Malala Day’ to celebrate and campaign for the rights of young people across the world. Malala Yousafzai was targeted by the Taliban in 2014 whilst travelling to school in Pakistan. She was seriously injured in the attack and is now using her experience to campaign for every child to have the …

Ideas Factory Winner Announced

After weeks of voting, and over 200 registered votes, the winner of Ideas Factory 2014 has been announced! Attendees were invited to develop an idea for an educational mobile application, following the process from wireframe right through to marketing campaign. Five final ideas were selected during the programme, with the teams creating promotional materials to display …

Student Showcase Celebration

Staff and students from The Studio celebrated the finale of the annual project based learning programme with a Games Showcase celebration for parents and partners. 18 student development teams exhibited their finished games, ranging from a variety of 2D platformers to a top-down adventure game. Located across the ground floor of The Studio, each development …

Careers Seminar from U-Explore CEO

Last week our Year 10 and 12 students attended an inspiring seminar from the CEO of U-Explore and ex 80′s pop star, Andy Pickles. U-Explore is a careers portal that encourages young people to tailor their job opportunities and manage their own digital footprints. The portal allows each student to create their own personal profile, …

Sound City App Challenge

This term The Studio were invited to compete in the Sound City App Challenge alongside seven other UK institutions, placing our students head to head with development teams from across the country. The competition required student teams to develop an innovative concept for a mobile application, with the winning idea receiving support to enable the …

Visual Effects Careers Seminar

Last week, students from years 10 and 12 attended a careers skillset presentation from visual effects (VFX) professional Ian Murphy. As a tutor at the UK’s leading film educational establishment The National Film & Television School, Ian provided an incredible insight into the many challenges faced by the VFX film industry, whilst highlighting the opportunities …

Ideas Factory Challenge Results

This week we opened our doors to young people from across Merseyside to take part in the second event in our Ideas Factory series. We invited prospective entrepreneurs and creatives aged between 11 and 16 to attend our Pop-Up app workshops which were being held by a range of development companies from the local area. …

BBC Ideas Factory Visit with Rt Hon. John Bercow MP

This morning Rt Hon John Bercow MP Speaker of the House of Commons and the BBC News team visited The Studio to see what our current students and visitors have been working on as part of the Ideas Factory series. The series of events aims to encourage young people to pursue careers in the creative …

Getting Creative at Ideas Factory

On the 17th & 18th February, The Studio School launched its first Ideas Factory event. Aspiring young people interested in becoming the next generation of app developers, coders and gamers were invited into the school for a two day technology binge. The day began with a round of speed networking. Business people, entrepreneurs and coders …

World Merit Day 2014

Today, The Studio hosted the launch of World Merit Day 2014, inviting visitors from across Liverpool to celebrate the upcoming event. This summer, the first ever World Merit Day will act as a finale for the International Festival of Business, which is set to be the largest global concentration of business events targeting young people …

Floppy Bird Success for Studio Student

We have all heard about the craze that was Flappy Bird, but now a new app has arrived on the Windows Store and is bringing in thousands of downloads by the day! A talented team of Studio students have this month been celebrating a great achievement as their mobile application ‘Floppy Bird’ was launched for …

The Studio takes on Sound City App Challenge

The CEO of international music festival Sound City paid a visit to The Studio this month to showcase what has grown to become the largest music, digital and film festival in the UK. Dave Pichilingi from Sound City spoke to our students about how integral the digital sector is to the music industry, and also …

Join the Army cadets

The UTC’s curriculum is at the cutting edge of science and healthcare, and we pride ourselves on being able to offer our students real working world experiences, through our partner organisations in the science and healthcare sector. We are also extremely proud to be affiliated with the 208 Field Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps. Students …

National Apprenticeship Week

The 13th annual National Apprenticeship Week takes place from 3 to 7 February 2020. National Apprenticeship Week is an annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships across England and is a time to recognise and applaud apprenticeship success stories across the country. Apprenticeship employers use the opportunity to promote the success of their apprentices and highlight the …

Barclays apprentice parent insight sessions – an invitation

Barclays is inviting all UTC parents to a ‘virtual’ insight events during National Apprenticeship Week in February. National Apprenticeship Week takes place from 3 to 7 February 2020, celebrating apprenticeships across the country, recognising and applauding apprenticeship successes across the country. 2020 marks Barclays’ biggest ever year for apprenticeships, and it is inviting parents to …

Build my Future – 2020

Last week our students took part in the Northern Schools Trust’s (NST) Build my Future festival – a two-day festival of ideas and career inspiration from some of the region’s best businesses and institutions. The event invites students from Life Sciences UTC, our neighbours at the Studio, and North Liverpool Academy, to get a taste …

The Big Assembly 2019

It’s Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2019, a weeklong celebration of all things engineering and a unique opportunity for students, schools and parents to find out more about the pathways into an engineering career. As part of the celebrations, Tomorrow’s Engineers Week hosted its annual Big Assembly – a live Q&A session with some of the country’s …

Open Evenings

Interested in science, healthcare or engineering? Liverpool LifeSciences UTC could be the school for you! Come along to one of our open evenings to find out more about what we do here, and why it’s the best place for you to study.  For the foreseeable future, we are hosting virtual open evenings online until we …

Potential Liverpool FC parade

It’s a big weekend for Liverpool… Should Liverpool FC win the Premier League title on Sunday, if they beat Wolves and Manchester City fail to beat Brighton, the city is planning a homecoming parade on Monday afternoon, using the route on the map below.   IF this takes place, UTC students will be allowed to leave …

Futureproof your career

What do you want to do when you leave school? Or not sure about life after year 11? Have you thought about careers you’re interested in and the skills you’ll need to pursue them?   Join us on March 20 to futureproof your career. You’ll hear leading professionals from Liverpool and the region talking about …

Project-based learning has ‘profound benefits for students’

A new report by education charity The Edge Foundation and the Royal Academy of Engineering shows that project-based learning (PBL) – involving long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with employers – has profound benefits for students.    The report, called Evaluation of University Technical Colleges, is published today by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). PBL …

UTC students win micro-granting pitch

Last week, three Life Sciences UTC students were awarded prizes of £500, after pitching to micro-granting organisation Awesome Liverpool. “We live in a city renowned for its creativity, passion and ability to communicate with the world. The Awesome Foundation offer a wonderful platform to support and promote, well, ‘awesome’ projects,” says UTC principal Ian Parry. …

School bus time changes

Please note that between February 11 and 15 February the School Bus will collect students from Moorfields at 8.03am and then James St at 8.15am, to be in school for 8.30am. The School Mini Bus will do a further bus run to James Street for 8.30am, to be in school for 8.45am. Unfortunately, due to the …

Awesome Foundation to host ‘Under 19’s’ gift night at UTC and Studio

Liverpool based Awesome Foundation Liverpool are hosting a special Under 19’s gift night at the UTC and Studio on the 11th February. “The Awesome Foundation is providing a wonderful opportunity to invest in the creativity of the young people across the city. Here at the Life Sciences UTC we actively encourage and promote our students …

Helping your child to prepare for GCSE exams

GSCE examinations are almost around the corner and revision for them is almost underway. We’ve learned a few things over the years about how best to prepare for them, here at school and at home and so have prepared the below guide to share some best practice when revising. CLICK HERE FOR EXAM INFORMATION As …

Careers opportunities open up for UTC students

On 17 December 2018, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC welcomed some of the UK’s leading research and education institutions through its doors, to teach students about pathways into the future world of work.   The Allied Health Professions careers carousel was a drop-in session throughout the school day, where students could meet the people behind the …

Christmas for the community

We were delighted to welcome residents from Mersey Parks, our local nursing home, into school last Friday for a festive Christmas lunch. They had a three-course Christmas dinner cooked in school by our catering team, and had an afternoon of activities including playing bingo and listening to students and staff singing. It was a lovely …

Year 11 December Reports

Dear Parent/Guardian We are approaching an important time in the education of our young people and can I take this opportunity to congratulate year 11 on their approach to this year so far. Students have now started to take responsibility for learning and engaging with revision and consolidation opportunities both in the school day and …

UTC Transmits – Dec 2018

Complex problems require complex solutions; and a virus as multifaceted as HIV begs a multifaceted approach to understanding, resolving, and hopefully one day, curing. The UTC Transmits event addressed this complex issue, covering everything from the makeup of the virus itself; to the medicines which are being used to treat it; to the effects that …

UTC partner Nutricia is recruiting a new apprentice

We’re delighted that our partner Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition (AMN) is recruiting for a new apprentice, and we’re encouraging current and former UTC students to apply. AMN is Danone’s Medical Division – Europe’s largest specialist nutrition company, specialising in medical nutrition for the very young, the old and the sick. Its purpose is to pioneer …

Year 13 Parents Evening and UCAS Information Evening

Year 13 Parents Evening and UCAS Information Evening Monday 12th November 2018, 4.30pm to 7.30pm   We’d like all parents/ guardians to attend the evening. Your son/ daughter is asked to make appointments with their teachers prior to the evening to ensure that times are scheduled and your visit is planned effectively. As you’re aware, …

Live operating theatre experience like no other

Do something different this half term, with an unmissable ticket to Operating Theatre Live on October 24. Operating Theatre Live is heading back to the UTC after its successful visit in May. Giving students a great insight into medical and health-based careers, it’s an award-winning live surgery environment, designed for students between 14 and 18. …

Free STEM careers support for parents and teens

All About STEM is working with Careers Advice for Parents and Port Sunlight’s Unilever to host sessions to support parents giving careers guidance to their children. If, like over half of parents and carers, you’re struggling to advise your teenager, join Careers Advice for Parents’ ‘INSPiRED Teenager’ career coaching programme – created by UK Career Coach …

Open evenings and drop-in sessions

Come along and get a taste of Lifesciences UTC for yourself. We’ve got a broad programme of events throughout the school year. Join us… 9th May (joint with The Studio), Open Evening from 5pm 15th May – Year 9 and 10 Options Evening 13th June – Open Evening 18th June – Year 12 Curriculum Evening 26th …

UTC Open Evenings

Wednesday 12 September, 6-7pm Come along and get a flavour of the UTC. Join us next week – click here for more details, and to book your place…    

Taster Sessions for 2019 students

Come for a look around this autumn, and see what the UTC offers you: 12th September 27th September 10th October 7th November 5th December Liverpool Life Sciences UTC is the third best non-faith school in Liverpool after Liverpool College and the Bluecoat. Pop in and see us on one of our taster days from 6pm, …

The Big Bang Northwest

On the 10th July, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC attended The Big Bang Northwest – and 2018 was set to be the biggest and best yet! This event was particularly exciting for the UTC on two accounts: firstly our fantastic year ten cohort were invited to showcase their science projects to compete as part of the …

Skills Show Success!

On Monday 18th June, the Life Sciences UTC were delighted to exhibit at The Liverpool City Region Skills Show at the Exhibition Centre, Liverpool as part of the International Business Festival. Backed by the European Social Fund, the day saw businesses and likeminded organisations from across the Northwest join together to host a day of …

Grow-It-Yourself Workshop!

Due to the success of their plastics project, Year 10 students were recently treated to a one-off master class with Mae-Ling Lokko – an architectural historian and building-material technologist who is currently Assistant Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, USA. The collaboration was born out of the project ideas of a Life Sciences UTC …

Build My Future Festival – 2018

Build My Future Festival is a dynamic two-day careers event that takes place in the heart of one of Liverpool’s most creative districts. On the 16th and 17th of November, Northern Schools Trust host an enthralling programme of presentations and interactive seminars to their cross-trust cohort of Year 12 students.

Greenland BioDesign

The Greenland group was initially set up during the opening year of the Liverpool Life Sciences UTC in order to provide an outlet for students who wanted to take their own interests in Science a little bit further.

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Come to our next Open Evening – Wednesday 6th June – Find Out More

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Come to our next Open Evening – Wednesday 6th June – Find Out More

Greenland BioDesign

The Greenland group was initially set up during the opening year of the Liverpool Life Sciences UTC in order to provide an outlet for students who wanted to take their own interests in Science a little bit further.

Additional Transferable Skills

There are several other key strand that run through the Innovation Lab programme, including the development of communication skills: from comprehensive lab note books, through detailed experimental planning sheets, archiving and tracking materials for others to use, poster presentations, oral presentations, constructing abstracts, writing reports, creating appealing and informative infograms etc.

The UCAS app

The UCAS app (to the above this sentence), contains important information about higher education and the UCAS application process. It is for students and parents to help increase knowledge of the information, and advise what UCAS has to offer. The content will be reviewed regularly by UCAS so it remains up-to-date and relevant.

Road Closure – June 8th and 9th 2018

Road Closure – June 8th and 9th 2018 Dear Parent/ Carer, One of the luxuries of working and studying within a vibrant part of the city is the opportunity for us to experience a wide range of cultural activities on our doorstep. We are pleased to inform parents and students that the Positive Vibrations, Festival …

Life Sciences UTC success – Alumni Case Studies

We like to keep in touch with our previous students to find out how they’re doing in whatever pathway they choose to follow. With exam season upon us, we caught up with some Life Sciences UTC Alumni for tips and inspiration on how to follow in their footsteps. Hear their stories below and follow us …

Wellness Week at the UTC

There are many elements to wellbeing. From healthy eating, to physical fitness and mental welfare, there’s lots we can be doing to actively improve our overall sense of wellness. On Monday 23rd – Friday 27th April, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC and The Studio school took part in wellness week, featuring a wide range of activities throughout each day. …

Artist Profile: Paul Curtis

Once industrial-turned-derelict, Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle is now known for housing some of the city’s most creative industries. Various creative campuses and office spaces play host to service and tech businesses that have enlivened and enriched the city’s economy. Home to a skate park, an array of digital businesses and even a Scandinavian church to boot, …

Operating Theatre Live visits the UTC!

On Tuesday the 29th May, the Life Sciences UTC are delighted to be welcoming through its doors Operating Theatre Live – the UK’s award winning live surgery event for students aged 14-18. As part of their National tour, the surgical experience allows participants to watch a complete human body dissection experience in action. Students can …

Year 10 plastics project – Saving the Planet

Once hailed as an innovation, it’s becoming more and more apparent that single-use plastics are destroying our planet. Inevitably ending up in our oceans, millions of marine life are dying as a direct result of our wasted single-use plastics. With such a pervasive issue currently topical in the media, year 10 UTC students set about …

Taster Sessions

On the 14th March, the Life Sciences UTC hosted a successful open evening and succeeding round of taster sessions. Kicking off with Health Care, visitors listened to a fascinating talk from our guest speaker Joy Dodd. Currently working as a practitioner, Joy provided first-hand insight into General Practice and what the role entails. This was followed …

International Women’s day 2018

Thursday 8th March saw the launch of Northern School’s Trust International Women’s Day event. Despite initial weather impediments, the day took place over at the Contemporary Urban Centre and the building welcomed over 200 Year 10 students for an inspiring and action packed day. And what a day it was! Participants were treated to a …

Year 10 Build my Future

The 19th and 20th of February saw the launch of Year 10 Build My Future – a two day in-house event involving over 200 Northern Schools Trust students, joining forces for an action packed programme encompassing the theme of Health Innovation. Over the course of the two days, year 10 pupils were given the opportunity …

Languages North West – Language Enrichment Event

  On Wednesday 28th February, Year 10 students from Life Sciences UTC and The Studio visited University of Liverpool for the Routes into Languages North West Language Enrichment Event. Organized by the University of Liverpool, GCSE Spanish students participated in Language Enrichment Event and learnt about the importance of languages for their future participating in …

Step into the NHS

Step into the NHS On the 8th February 2018, Northern Schools Trust welcomed student and staff as part of the national ‘Step into the NHS’ competition, inviting students to create a fun and lively job advertisement in their chosen field. Some created posters, leaflets, and even 3D models. Judges were overwhelmed by the response to the competition …

Staff Spotlight – Health at the UTC

Name: Hannah Randles What is your role here at the UTC? Health Sector Skills Champion Tell us a little about your role: It varies day to day; from liaising with existing professional partners to setting up master classes and enrichment projects for students. I am also responsible for engaging with potential new partners, organising relevant work …

Half-Term Health Fayre

On Thursday 15th February the Life Sciences UTC hosted their first ever Half Term Health Fayre Event. Backed by healthcare professionals from across the city region, the morning saw a buzz of activity take place in the Health suite – with sixth form students performing life-saving trauma scenarios on SIM man Craig (the UTC’s very …

Year 12 LJMU Forensics Trip

Year 12 forensic pathway students recently had the exciting opportunity to visit the forensic science department at Liverpool John Moores University. As a handful of keen students headed over to LJMU campus, their first stop was to explore the building’s facilities that included a selection of electron microscopes and crime scene houses used for recording …

Read all about it! UTC Students launch first ever ‘Baltic Science Journal’

On Wednesday 10th January, Life Sciences UTC students launched the first ever edition of their very own publication – the Baltic Science Journal. The journal talks through a wide range of pre-university research projects and features the latest work of some of the UTC’s current year 12s and 13s, alongside some recent UTC alumni. Showcasing …

Students Mock Interviews

Our students have mock interviews with ‘Askademia’. ‘Askademia’ offers the ideal platform for Educational Support and Enrichment Services for young people.  Their focus is to serve the Student Community. They all work in specialist fields in maths and natural sciences and in professions such as dentistry, medicine, veterinary, academia, and engineering. ‘Askademia’ passionately work to …

Principal’s Blog

It breaks my heart a little bit when I read that people might think our UTC is one of the worst 350 schools in England. Our officially ‘Good with Outstanding features’ Ofsted rated school. Our UTC that is third best performing in Liverpool for AAB students after Blue Coat and Liverpool College. Our UTC, that …

Charity Christmas Market Event

On 20th December 2017, Year 11 Life Sciences UTC students hosted their annual Christmas market event. Transforming the sports hall into a veritable winter wonderland, students worked like elves to produce a wide range of goods for sale including tree decorations, art, sweet treats and festive snacks, all in aid of raising money for Merseyside …

UTC students help tackle homelessness this Winter

As part of their Project based learning, for the first time ever, students of the Life Sciences UTC have been participating in a weekly session focused all around the issue of homelessness. Including rough sleepers, it is estimated that there are over 300,000 people homeless in the UK alone. Recognising the importance of this issue, …

UTC students get kitted out

Health & Life Sciences pathway students received an exciting delivery this week –  in the form of professionally branded scrubs and personalised lab coats. Notably, the scrubs arrived in light of the Life Sciences UTC’s first ever Cadet Programme launch, the first leg of which sees 6 students undergo their placements in conjunction with Royal …

Care Academy Health Suite Launch!

Sixth form health students have had a busy few weeks during the onset of the Life Sciences UTC’s brand new Health Suite launch. Year 12’s recently underwent a round of interviews, vying for in-house positions within the UTC’s ward-style Health Suite. The health roles will see successful students taking on responsibilities in line with their …

Pin it or Bin it app

Students develop new Wellbeing app ‘Pin it or bin it’ is a new mobile app developed by University of Liverpool Computer Services & Life Sciences UTC students to help young people understand and manage their mental health & wellbeing. We sat down with former UTC students Conor and Ellie to discuss their involvement in the …

OAP Christmas Event

Community Christmas Event success! On Wednesday 13th December, residents of Mersey Parks Care Home in Toxteth flocked to the Life Sciences UTC & Studio School for the first ever Christmas Community event. The day provided visitors and their carers a day of respite from their usual routine, welcoming them into the heart of the Baltic …

Humanitarian Training in Cambodia

Practicing Emergency trauma management Our surgeon-in-residence recently returned from a week-long work stint to Cambodia. Working with leading Charity HALO, Dr Hampton and a group of peers received training on how to deliver vital emergency trauma care for victims of landmines and other ordnance. Working through hypothetical scenarios, Dr Hampton and the team learnt to deal …

Student Focus – Ahmed, Year 12

Ahmed Jumeh joined the Liverpool Life Sciences UTC in October 2015, starting a little late into his term as a year 10 student. Residing from Toxeth, Ahmed faced a tumultuous time in year 10. Joining the UTC from another school, Ahmed was struggling behaviourally and even faced the risk of exclusion within his first few …

UTC becomes first school in the UK to gain a Surgeon in residence

Life Sciences UTC is delighted to welcome our brand new Surgeon-in-residence Tom Hampton. Joining from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Dr Hampton is an Ear Nose and Throat Surgery Registrar currently training at Alder Hey children’s Hospital. In between work and teaching for The University of Liverpool and The University of Brighton & Sussex, Tom will be visiting our …

Nursing Cadet Programme

UTC launches first ever nursing cadet programme About the programme: The Royal Liverpool Cadet Programme is a unique opportunity that aims to provide a route into healthcare careers by enabling participants to gain valuable work experience and recognised qualifications over a 1 year period. Delivered in partnership with Life Sciences UTC and The Royal Liverpool, …

UTC students launch anti-food poverty campaign!

Each week, Year 12 students join together to undergo enrichment sessions providing them a chance to develop new skills. This term in particular has seen students thrive from the sessions, as they turn their knowledge and problem solving skills to the tasks at hand, whilst learning how their projects could function as businesses. For the …

FC Barcelona Photo Awards

Last year, UTC student Arshia was approached to be part of an ongoing photography project entitled ‘Sixteen.’ The project is the brainchild of photographer Craig Easton and examines the lives, dreams, ambitions and fears of sixteen year olds from all walks of life all around the UK. The collection of photographs includes a portrait of …

What is progress?

Yesterday morning, sat in my office with the head of a very successful new medical school not far away, I listened to her tell me about her impression of our school. We have a lot of visitors; we’re relatively new, and still a pretty unusual school model. I hear a lot that people just get …

Health Education England at Life Sciences UTC

On 3rd October 2017, Life Sciences UTC played host to its first ever Health Education England event alongside Cheshire and Mersey Vocational Network. Over 25 visitors headed to the UTC for a full day programme where Denise Ward sparked off the session by detailing the various Pathways to health and busting myths about the number …

VIVIT Experience

On 21st September, Life Sciences UTC students joined their peers at North Liverpool Academy for the exclusive opportunity to witness the UK’s very first travelling live post mortem experience. Across the day, students engaged in an interactive session involving a semi-synthetic human cadaver. The informative workshop allowed them exposure to professional medical terminology and offered …

This Is Social Mobility

Mr Ian Parry – Principal If you have ever heard me speak at an event, attended an open evening or pretty much sat through any meeting with me you will know the reason I am so passionate about what I do is that I see this as the way to affect change. For me, my …

‘Who Am I’ Day

On Thursday 7th September, Life Sciences UTC welcome back Year 11 students for a brand new school year. With excitement in the air, the students headed to the sports hall for what was no ordinary first day agenda. Limp and lifeless induction sessions were cast aside, as the Year 11’s were instead treated to a …

Reflecting on Induction Week

Induction, even the word sounds boring. For many, having started new jobs and new schools before it is a series of mundane, form filling, box ticking, hanging around, making polite small talk based activities. Crucial, yes. Fun, no. Memorable, no. Life changing, no. So watching 300 young people explore, experience, try, taste and touch the …

GCSE Results Day Success

This week we have celebrated another successful results day at Liverpool Life Sciences UTC. Students achieved fantastic results on Health and Social Care BTEC, with a number a A* and A grades being awarded on our accelerated programme. Amongst many of the celebrations, Tom achieved 4 A*s amongst A and B grades. He also achieved …

David Gets a Place on the Dyson Institute of Technology Degree Apprenticeship!

Congratulations to David Callow who has been accepted onto the highly competitive Dyson Institute of Technology Degree Apprenticeship! David achieved an outstanding A*BB at A-Level. He is extremely happy with  his results and said, “UTC felt like home, the staff are really supportive and committed. They made every day enjoyable and nothing else could compare …

Twins Rack Up An Impressive Seven A*s Between Them!

Sean and Michael Groom from Formby have achieved outstanding A-Level results with seven A* grades between them. Sean achieved four A*s in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics and Michael got three A*s in Maths, Further Maths and Physics. The boys were ecstatic with their results and are excited to start their university courses at …

LGBT+ Students Are Safe in Our Schools

In our school, we support students from all different backgrounds and provide a safe, inclusive, friendly environment for their education experience. We asked students at The Studio & Life Sciences UTC if they thought an LGBT+ young person would feel safe coming out in school and they said ‘yes!’ If you would like to be …

UTC students success at Big Bang Fair

A group of Year 13 students, David, Sean and Michael Groom have won an endeavour award at The Big Bang Fair North West after they designed and built their own cloud chamber which will now be used as a teaching resource at the UTC. A cloud chamber is a particle detector used for ionising radiation. …

Snapchat Advice

Advice on Snapchat’s  new feature – “Snap Maps” Last week, Snapchat introduced a new feature call Snap Maps. This location-based map allows users to see where in the country their Snapchat contacts are, as well as seeing location-based photos and videos. The Snap Map shows a user’s Bitmoji, their cartoon avatar within Snapchat, pinpointed on …

EID

Students celebrating EID this year will be allowed Monday 26th June as an authorised absence in order to take part in their religious observance. Any absences after this will be recorded as unauthorised, therefore all students taking part in this celebration are expected back in school on Tuesday 27th June.

Manchester Attack

Following last night’s tragic incident in Manchester, we will be running support sessions and assemblies next week to provide additional help to students. Merseyside Police’s Chief Constable Andy Cooke said: “Our thoughts and sympathies are with everyone affected by the terrible events in Manchester last night. “A number of people have tragically died and many more …

UTC supports Can Cook campaign

20,000 children in Liverpool live in food poverty. 60,000 people in Liverpool have accessed a food bank within the past 12 months. We are working with Can Cook to support the Share Your Lunch Campaign We will Raise enough money to support our Free School Meal students to access a nutritious meal each weekday during …

Making the right decision about joining the UTC

Choosing a new school on your own can be a difficult decision, especially if your parents may be worried about the decision you are making. We have created a guide that will help you and your parents in both deciding if the UTC is right for you. Please click here to view  

Atypical Admissions

I’m always intrigued when people describe the Life Sciences UTC. My favourite one this week is ‘atypical’. We have an atypical admissions range, which means we only take students at the age of 14 or 16, rather than at 11 like the other secondary schools locally. We are proud to not be ‘representative of a …

UTC Students win Innovation Award

This week, four Year 10 students attended a Unilever and All about STEM celebration and assessment day at Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight. Prior to the event, students were delighted to be invited to work on an influential and internationally recognised programme – the Unilever Bright Future project. Unilever Bright Future is a platform that helps …

Cub Scouts visit the UTC

Last weekend, we invited three hundred Cub Scouts from associations across the North West into the UTC for a day of workshops and activities. Staff, students and associates of the UTC planned and delivered the sessions, which challenged the Cub Scouts to complete mini-tasks that would allow them to achieve badges, such as astronomy, living …

UTC Transmits – 2017

On Tuesday 1st March Liverpool Life Sciences UTC hosted the 6th UTC Transmits Seminar – the first in the series for 2017. Presented at Edge Hill University, our Year 12 students took a trip over to the Ormskirk campus for an hour of talks from three key speakers – all professionals and academics stemming from …

British Science Week 2017

This year’s British Science Week theme is ‘Change’. Students will be getting involved throughout the week on lessons revolving around ‘Change’ in their science lessons. Topics are wide, varying from genetics and evolution to chemical reactions and wave particle duality. Some of our Year 10 students will also be competing in the Royal Society of …

Innovators Hub Speak Highly of Build My Future Festival!

“We were invited to the Northern Schools Trust 2-day Build My Future festival to talk to their Year 12 students about pursuing a career in the Creative and Digital sector, and why we do the work that we do. Massive kudos to the team behind this event! We’ve seen a lot of career events in our time. Some good, some… …

Trust CPD Day – 2017

“It is our ambition to be a Trust of outstanding schools and practitioners providing aspirational, transformational educations for every one of our students.” The start of the new term saw teachers and support staff from across the Northern Schools Trust gather together for a CPD day. Hosted at The Kingsway Academy, the day served as …

UTC Christmas Fundraiser

Liverpool Life Sciences UTC have raised over £700 for Teenage Cancer Trust after holding a Christmas market. Last week, staff and students created a Christmas market all in aid of raising money for the charity. The market was made up of a selection of stalls selling handmade products which had been made by staff and …

UTC Transmits – Personalised Medicine

The fifth UTC Transmits seminar was held at the University of Liverpool last week. We invited a host of speakers from across the city to discuss the topic of Personalised Medicine. Liverpool is uniquely positioned as a leader in the research and ‘bench-to-bedside’ delivery (clinical translation) of Personalised Health thanks to partnerships between the University …

UTC in the City

It has been a whirlwind 7 weeks and as we are going into the half term we can’t thank the students enough for really giving all they have got to their studies, taking to heart the message I gave in their very first assembly (and my last blog post) of don’t say, just show. Because …

Year 13 Student Wins North West Volunteer Award

Erin, a Year 13 student won at the Liverpool Life Sciences UTC won the award after completing volunteering training to become a child and adult substance misuse worker with Addaction, one of the UK’s leading and largest specialist drug, alcohol and mental health treatment charities. Whilst on her training Erin undertook a placement at Addaction, where …

Students Visit RRS Discovery

Yesterday, a group of UTC students visited Royal Research Ship Discovery currently docked at Peel Port. The trip was organised by the Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) Outreach team, The Challenger Society for Marine Science and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). Students began the day with a brief introduction about the ship from Professor Ed …

#UTCWeek1

After a successful summer with a flurry of exceptional exam results, packed enrolments, planning and preparation we kicked off our fourth academic year at Liverpool Life Sciences UTC last week. We welcomed our new cohort of Year 10 and Year 12 students, not the only ones feeling a bit nervous and a bit new, but …

The Care Academy at the Life Sciences UTC

The Care Academy is a one-stop-shop for health and social care related training courses, delivered in association with our Sponsor, the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust. If you are looking for a future career in health or social care, there is no better college for you. Developed with the support of sponsors, The …

Life Sciences Tops Last Years Results

Liverpool Life Sciences UTC celebrates another year of top achievements following fantastic GCSE results for the second year running. A number of students achieved a full house of A* and A grades as well as many more achieving 8 or more A grades. We are incredibly proud of how well all of our students performed. …

Students celebrate A level success

Liverpool Life Sciences UTC is delighted with this year’s strong set of A level results. The Class of 2016 have worked extremely hard over the past two years to achieve these amazing results. Overall the UTC achieved: 98% A level Pass Rate 100% BTEC Pass Rate 3 x the number of students gaining 3 x …

An amazing story to come from A level Results Day!

This is the heart-warming moment a student who battled cancer found out she got two A*s and an A in her A levels. Shannon Thompson, 19, from Formby was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2015 and received the all-clear earlier this year. Her struggle against the disease didn’t stop her from being offered a place …

Trust CPD Day – 2016

“At the heart of the Northern Schools Trust is a commitment to transform the lives of children and young people through education.” Last week, teachers and support staff from Liverpool Life Sciences UTC, The Studio, North Liverpool Academy and The Kingsway Academy gathered together at the UTC for a Trust CPD Day. Throughout the course …

Monica Tomlinson – School Support Staff of the Year Winner

We are delighted to announce that our very own Monica Tomlinson has won the School Support Staff of the Year Award at the Echo Schools Awards! Monica Tomlinson, leads on safeguarding for Liverpool Life Sciences UTC. Monica is the heart and soul of Liverpool Life Sciences UTC. She is the all-seeing eye, the unjudging ear, …

Liverpool Physics Teachers’ Conference

Working alongside the University of Liverpool and the Merseyside Branch of the IoP (Institute of Physics), we were delighted to host the 2016 Liverpool Physics Teachers’ Conference at the UTC. We welcomed teachers from across the city to join us for an exciting programme. The day kicked off in the cinema, where we joined by …

The Big Bang Fair North West 2016

This week, we joined thousands of schools and businesses from across the North West at the Liverpool Exhibition Centre for The Big Bang Fair 2016. Celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), the Fair showcased exciting theatre shows, interactive workshops and careers information from STEM professionals. We were fortunate enough to have our very own …

Year 11 Class of 2016 Leavers

We said goodbye to our Year 11 students on Friday, as they finished their final exams. After an entertaining leavers assembly, students and staff gathered one last time for photos and the obligatory shirt signing. We spoke to a number of students about their time at the UTC: “It’s different, but I loved it. The …

Duke of Edinburgh

Last weekend, 32 students from across the UTC and The Studio took part in their Bronze expedition in Waddington and Clitheroe. Students were treated to some lovely weather across the weekend, as they walked a total of 25km, carrying full expedition kit! Everyone was on track (most of the time) and they enjoyed some of …

Slippery Slopes

STUDENTS from a local Academy Trust joined together for the first time to reach new heights on their latest excursion to The Austrian Alps. Around 40 pupils and five staff from the Northern Schools Trust made the epic coach journey across six countries to enjoy the delights of skiing during their Spring Term Break in …

Spring Break Revision Classes

Over the Spring Break, we are hosting a number of Revision Classes for Year 11, 12 and 13 students. All classes will be held in the UTC and will prepare students for upcoming exams. Full timetables for each year group are listed below: Year 11 Spring Break Revision Classes Year 12 Spring Break Revision Classes …

Royal Society Associate Schools and Colleges Network

We are delighted to announce that Liverpool Life Sciences UTC is now a member of the Royal Society Associate Schools and Colleges network. The Royal Society are the independent scientific academy of the UK and the Commonwealth, dedicated to promoting excellence in science. Liverpool Life Sciences UTC was recognised for its enthusiasm and commitment to …

British Science Week Primary School Visit

Today we were joined by Trinity St. Peter’s Church of England Primary School and Shoreside County Primary School. Both schools were invited into the UTC as part of British Science Week 2016. We gave students the opportunity to conduct a range of exciting experiments and practicals during their visit. A Year 3 class from Trinity …

UTC Transmits – Ageing Seminar

On Wednesday afternoon around 200 Life Sciences UTC students attended Edge Hill University to listen to a number of talks from professionals within the healthcare sector. The 7 speakers who attended the event spoke around the topic of ageing, touching on different aspects and focussing on the area they specialise in. The afternoon kicked off …

XMaS Scientist Experience

The XmaS Scientist Experience encouraged Female AS Level Physics Students to enter into a competition to win an all-expenses paid, four day trip to the European Synchrotron Facility (ESRF) and Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) world leading science facilities, where they will meet the amazing scientists who work there, as well as explore the beautiful French city …

Progression Fair

As part of our commitment to ensuring students have outstanding careers guidance and all the information they need to make good decisions about their next steps in training and education, students from the Life Sciences UTC and The Studio School took part in a Post-16 Progression Fair this week. Students had the opportunity to meet …

Digital Apps Event

On Tuesday, ten of our Year 10 pupils attended an Ecosystem digital apps event at Ewood Park, Blackburn. The event showcased a variety of apps and technology, which have been designed to digitally enhance the health sector. Our pupils won the opportunity to attend the event through the ‘Build My Future’ competition held internally within …

Medical Mavericks Masterclass

On Monday 14th December, Year 10 students took part in a Healthcare Masterclass to practice their skills and explore different uses of technology. The session was hosted by Medical Mavericks and invited students to take part in a series of practical activities. These included performing an ultrasound scan, taking close up technical photographs of a …

Exploring Assistive Technology

Last term students at Life Sciences UTC attended a presentation hosted by an inspiring composer and musician from Liverpool. Mark Rowland has suffered from severe cerebral palsy since birth and lives independently in Sefton Park with his carers. He has pursued his passion for music throughout his life and now works with local school groups …

UTC Transmits: Cancer Seminar

On Wednesday 25th November, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC hosted the third UTC Transmits Seminar at the University of Liverpool. Hosted in the Muspratt Lecture Theatre, the focus of the 2015 programme was Cancer. Eight seminars covered topics including treatment, patient care, biology and drug discovery, with a line up of professors and academics exploring various themes. …

Award Winner: Eco-Project of the Year

Liverpool Life Sciences UTC have been recognised for the second year running at an annual awards ceremony hosted in Liverpool. The school and sixth form college were named as an award winner at the Educate Awards ceremony held at the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool, picking up the award for ‘Eco School Project of the Year – …

Shortlised for Three Educate Awards

Liverpool Life Sciences UTC has been shortlisted for three prestigious Educate Awards. After an extremely successful year at the Educate Awards in 2014, Life Sciences UTC has this year received three award nominations for Eco School Project of the Year, Science Project of the Year and the Spirit of Enterprise Award. The Eco School Project …

Celebrating GCSE Success

Liverpool Life Sciences UTC, the first school in the UK to specialise in science and healthcare is delighted to announce that 59% of students achieved 5 A* to C grades including English and Maths (subject to validation) in their first round of GCSE results. The GCSE scores, on top of a 99% pass rate across …

Life Sciences Students Achieve A Level Success

Liverpool Life Sciences UTC, the first school in the UK to specialise in science and healthcare have recorded a 99% pass rate across all A Level subjects in the school’s first set of results since opening in 2013. Based in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC provides a specialist learning environment for the city’s …

Liverpool Students Design Technologies of the Future

A technology shift is happening in healthcare today. In the next 10 years, a bigger shift in health and social care technologies will happen, and this shift will come from a new generation. Liverpool Life Sciences UTC has challenged its students to be this generation of healthcare innovators and face the increasing financial and social …

HIV Breakthrough Seminar Hosted by Life Sciences UTC

On Wednesday February 11, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC delivered the second instalment of ‘UTC Transmits’ – a series of lectures designed to challenge stereotypes and educate young people on the nature of retro viruses, vaccine and drug development. At the event held in The University of Liverpool’s Muspratt lecture theatre, Life Sciences UTC students from …

Awarded STEM Assured Status

The first school in the UK to specialise in Science and Healthcare has been awarded prestigious STEM Assured® status for its deliverance of high-quality education. On Thursday, December 4, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC, located in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, was presented with the award that recognises outstanding work across STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and …

Educate Awards Double Winners

Liverpool Life Sciences UTC has been awarded two Educate Awards at a recent ceremony held by Educate magazine. The school and sixth form college were double award-winners at the ceremony held at the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool, picking up the ‘Career Aspiration Award – sponsored by GMLPF’ and the award for ‘Science Project of the Year – …

Shadow Education Minister visits Life Sciences UTC

On Wednesday 12 November, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC welcomed Kevin Brennan, the Shadow Minister of State for Schools, to see their new model of learning geared to the 21st century economy. Mr Brennan was joined by the local MP for Liverpool, Riverside, Louise Ellman, for a visit organised in conjunction with GL Assessment, the largest …

UTC Transmits Seminar Partnership

On Wednesday, October 22, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC launched ‘UTC Transmits’  in association with the University of Liverpool, The Liverpool School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and business partner Novartis. More than 300 students from Life Sciences UTC attended the first event in the programme, which was held in the Muspratt Lecture Theatre, Chadwick Building, …

ASiT Surgery Taster Day

Last week, a national medical organisation visited Liverpool Life Sciences UTC to present a unique day of project-based learning. The Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) delivered master-classes in technical and laparoscopic surgery to students in Years 12 and 13. Students were introduced to basic surgical skills including suturing techniques and cyst removal, before performing a …

Liverpool Life Sciences UTC reveals it will double in size this year

Liverpool Life Sciences University Technical College is set to double in size when the next academic year gets underway in autumn. Principal of the UTC Phil Lloyd, has just completed the recruitment of 36 new teachers as it prepares to take its next cohort of students, aged between 14 and 19. Liverpool Echo

Build My Future Festival – 2014

Life Sciences UTC hosted a three day festival to provide career advice and support for all year 12 students, focusing on the various pathways into University, apprenticeships and employment. Careers expert Susan Burke delivered a seminar about the best ways to be noticed by employers, and industry experts gave insights into careers within the Science and …

Sunday Times says, ‘That’s my future in the test tube, Sir’

Read what the Sunday Times had to say about the Liverpool Life Sciences UTC following their visit on Wednesday 27th February Sunday Times

Financial Times says Life Science College has replaced Uniforms with Lab Coats

Read what the Financial Times had to say about the Liverpool Life Sciences UTC after their visit to the site. https://lifesciencesutc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/FT-Article.pdf

Innovation through project based learning at the UTC

Earlier this term, students at the UTC started their long term innovation project into genome research. This project runs throughout the year in the background to their studies and alongside the second, shorter-term innovation project. Each pupil received a genome of an organism, and they are analysing amongst other things its enzymes, function and structure. …

Liverpool’s new Life Sciences University Technical College proves magnet for female students

The following is an excerpt by Ben Turner for Liverpool Echo Girl power is set to flourish at an ultra-modern new city science college – with officials revealing the majority of applicants are female. The Post can reveal that girls are flocking to the new Life Sciences University Technical College opening in the city’s historic …

Victorian building now perfect blend of old and new

The following is an excerpt by Alan Weston from Liverpool Echo. Photo credit to James Maloney. Liverpool’s newest college for 14 to 19-year-olds presents a striking combination of the old and the ultra-modern. Behind the facade of a former Victorian warehouse in the city’s Baltic Triangle, the Life Sciences University Technical College (UTC) is at …

We are recruiting!

We are currently in the process of recruiting our team for the Liverpool Life Sciences UTC. If you are interested in joining us then please visit our VACANCIES section for full details on the positions available.  

NLA appoints UTC Principal

Phil Lloyd has now been appointed as the Principal of the UTC. With 20 years’ experience in education, Phil has spent much of his career based in the West Midlands working in outstanding schools and local authority roles. Phil has been part of initiatives such as the National Secondary Strategy, new Academies and 14-19 curriculum …

NLA Scientists Inspire Public

North Liverpool Academy is sending its super scientific sixth formers out to engage and inspire the general public in the wonderful world of science while also promoting its new Life Sciences UTC, which is due to launch next year. The super science initiative launched today by NLA students’ Jonnie Lu and Jamie Doran at the …

UTC Open Evening Success

North Liverpool Academy recently hosted the Liverpool Life Sciences UTC open evening. The event aimed to introduce and entice young people aged 14 – 19 and parents, to the benefits of studying for a career in the scientific and healthcare industries. The event was a great success, attracting more than 50 students from the Liverpool …

UTC to Occupy the CUC Building

The former Contemporary Urban Centre (CUC) on Greenland Street, is set for a fresh new life as an educational centre of excellence, delivering ground-breaking science and industry education to 14-19-year-olds. The closure of the CUC back in January surprised and saddened many who had loved the gloriously restored Victorian warehouse as a contemporary music, arts …

UTC’s Times Article

Grammar and fee-paying schools will probably top the lists of schools that have done well in GCSE results out tomorrow. But the real test of our education system is if the great majority of students of all abilities in non-selective schools can improve performance and if teachers have been able to strike a spark from …

Wigan UTC Announcement

Closure of Wigan UTC – September 2019

Our week in social

What a week! We were lucky to play host to sporting legends recently at NLA, for our Sportsmans Dinner which raised funds for our Year 8 Jersey football tour. We were joined by Liverpool and Everton legends, John Aldridge and Alan Stubbs and entertained by comedian Gary Skyner and a range of Liverpool FC and …

Our week in social

It’s been a winning month here at NLA – we’ve seen our Year 8 Futsal team win the School Sports Partnership Futsal tournament, and our Year 8 girls and boys rowing team won their qualifying round, meaning that they’re off to the finals in London! We’re very proud of our sports teams here at NLA, …

Enis is off to Oxford

We’re pleased to announce that Year 13 NLA student, Enis Gerxhalija, has been offered a place to read Physics at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. Enis is the first in his family to attend university. After being inspired by his teachers at New Park Primary School, Kensington, to question the world around him, Enis joined North …

Build my Future festival 2020

It’s the first week back after the Christmas break, and our students are already off to a strong start. On Tuesday 7 January, the seventh annual Build My Future event took place – a two-day festival of ideas and career inspiration from some of the region’s best businesses and institutions. The event, which is hosted …

Year 7 Parents’ Evening

The NLA team would like to invite you to attend our Year 7 Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 22 January, from 4pm to 6pm. It’s an important evening, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet the teachers that teach your child, discuss the progress that your child is making towards their target grades and identify the …

Winter Wonderland and 2019 in review

Last night we celebrated the end of the year (and indeed end of the decade) in style, as our hall was magically transformed into our Winter Wonderland. In celebration of the festive season, we opened our doors to our local community to come together and share some Christmas cheer. Hundreds of people attended our event …

Our week in social

We’re winding down for the Christmas holidays here at NLA, but our events and activities for the festive season are in full swing. There’s been plenty for our students to get involved in over the past week, and – if you haven’t already – make sure to follow us on our social media channels to …

Our week in social

Another whirlwind week is coming to a close here at NLA, and our students have been taking part in a variety of different events and activities. You might have been following NLA over on our social media channels, but if you haven’t – here’s a quick rundown of what we’ve been getting up to this …

Our week in social

It’s not even December yet and we’re already getting festive here at NLA. You may have noticed the Christmas spirit creeping into our social media over the past week. In case you’ve missed any of the action from across our social platforms, here’s a quick rundown of what we’ve been up to at NLA this …

NLA students head for Barcelona

October’s half term saw 46 of our Modern Foreign Languages students visit Barcelona, immersing themselves in Spanish culture and taking the opportunity to practise their Spanish. For many it was their first trip abroad and the week was an exciting introduction to the Catalan capital. The adventure began by crossing the channel from Dover to …

NLA hosts inaugural Arts Festival

Last week NLA hosted its inaugural Arts Festival, providing an inspiring and informative environment for students to find out more about careers in the arts. The success of the evening means it’s now destined to become an annual event. Miss Wheeler is the Curriculum Leader for Music and says: “The festival is designed to promote …

Our week in social

We’ve had a busy week here at NLA, and if you’ve been keeping an eye on our social media you’ll have seen that last night, we hosted our eagerly anticipated Arts Festival. The festival – which celebrated art in all its forms from dance and drama to art, design, music and more – attracted hundreds …

Join us for our Arts Festival

We’re excited to announce our upcoming Arts Festival, which will be taking place at NLA on 21 November from 5 – 7 pm. The event, which will bring together a range of arts institutions, museums, galleries, celebrities and more, will explore a range of creative forms including dance, drama, music and art. We will be …

Our week in social

This week we’ve been pushing our upcoming arts festival across our social media platforms. We’re looking forward to inviting a whole host of interesting, inspiring and artistic speakers to NLA to talk to students about the exciting opportunities in the arts. Whether you’re considering a career in the arts, or you want to learn more …

Our week in social

We started our week off with a bang at NLA as Mr William won the raffle for our themed firework cake. Well done for scooping the top prize! All the money raised each year goes towards our annual fireworks display; this year’s spectacular event took place on the 5 November. This week also saw our …

NLA results, 2019

In August, our students returned to pick up their eagerly anticipated GCSE and A level results, and our school building became an epicentre of achievement, amazement and ambitious next steps. As ever, picking up exam results can be a nerve-wracking time for our students, but we made sure that our staff members were on hand …

Our week in social

It’s been a busy one here recently at NLA, with our students taking part in lots of inspiring and educational activities, completely unique to our school. Earlier this month, 50 of our Year 13 students were invited to take part in UK University Search’s University and Apprenticeship Fair, which was hosted in affiliation with the …

Our week in social

It’s been a busy one here recently at NLA, with our students taking part in lots of inspiring and educational activities, completely unique to our school. Earlier this month, 50 of our Year 13 students were invited to take part in UK University Search’s University and Apprenticeship Fair, which was hosted in affiliation with the …

Year 9 Settling-in Evening 16th October 4pm to 5pm

Year 9 Settling in Evening is Wednesday 16th October from 4pm until 5pm. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s transition to KS4, please call in and speak to the progress team.  This is a drop-in session with no appointment necessary.  

September 2020 intake – 2nd date added

Come along to our Open Evening on Thursday 3rd October, 4.00pm – 5.00pm      

NLA results, 2019

In August, our students returned to pick up their eagerly anticipated GCSE and A level results, and our school building became an epicentre of achievement, amazement and ambitious next steps. As ever, picking up exam results can be a nerve-wracking time for our students, but we made sure that our staff members were on hand …

Mersey Adventure Sailing Trust Apprenticeship Cup- Tall Ship Adventure 2019

Two of our year 11 pupils recently embarked on an adventure of a lifetime. Both students joined the crew of an Irish Sail Training ship known as the Brian Boru in The Royal Albert Dock. Their journey took them across the North Coast of Wales, to the Isle of Mann and finally into Whitehaven in …

#IWILL litter pick, 2019

The #IWILL campaign is a UK-wide campaign set up in November 2013 by its coordinating charity, Step Up to Serve, which seeks to increase participation in social action by young people aged 10-20. The goal of #IWILL is to increase the numbers of young people engaged in social action by 2020, meaning that 60% of …

Duke of Edinburgh Award, 2019

Clouds lingered in the sky as a menacing warning that the weather can change quickly. Luckily the sun broke through the clouds as year 9 and year 12 students embarked on the first day of their Duke of Edinburgh award expedition from Chipping, Lancashire. They were self-sufficient for up to three days cooking their own …

Open Evening – Thursday 19th September 2019

Online Payments

North Liverpool Academy now accepts online payments Our aim is to become a cashless school and collect 100% of all payments through our secure payments portal using Wisepay. The payments portal can be accessed through the ‘Online Payments’ link at the top of the page or alternatively through the following link – Online Payments A …

NLA 6th Form Enrolment

To find out more about, arrange a tour of the Sixth Form, speak with a course advisor, or make an application, contact Daniel Crabtree ([email protected]), Head of Sixth Form or Matt Branch ([email protected]) UCAS Coordinator and Sixth form Mentor. Daniel Crabtree   Matt Branch

Students, parents & staff celebrated together at our GCSE results day

We were delighted to share the morning with Liverpool TV who captured the great atmosphere of celebration and the then serious conversations about the all important next steps. Recruitment to our Sixth Form has already increased by 20%, due in part to the successes of the A’   level students and the great set of …

6th form A Level results

The sixth form students at north Liverpool Academy are celebrating their fantastic results with more students than ever pursuing careers in science and engineering.  Our new head of sixth form, Dan Crabtree says “ It is exciting to join a school with such an impressive record of students leaving to become successful scientists and engineers …

End of term

The last day of the Summer Term for students is Friday 19th July.  Students will leave the Academy at 1.30pm.    

Festival of Science and Maths

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School Closed Friday 28th June 2019

Just a reminder that the Academy will be closed to students on Friday 28th June 2019 for staff training.  School reopens, as normal, on Monday 1st July 2019.    

Festival of Science and Maths

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School Closed Friday 28th June 2019

Just a reminder that the Academy will be closed to students on Friday 28th June 2019 for staff training.  School reopens, as normal, on Monday 1st July 2019.    

Wigan UTC Announcement

Important Announcement Dear Parent/Carer Closure of Wigan UTC – September 2019 Following discussions between the Department for Education, the Northern Schools Trust and the Local Governing Body, it has been mutually agreed in principle to close Wigan UTC at the end of August 2019. We are working in partnership with the Department for Education to …

Spring Concert

North Liverpool Academy Presents: On Wednesday 3rd April, NLA presents it’s Spring Concert.  Tickets are £2 and available from Student Services.

SAVE THE EARTH – ban the bottle

North Liverpool Academy is supporting the reduction in the use of single-use plastics and requesting that all students use reusable sports bottles rather than disposable plastic bottles. click here to download the poster

Egg Watch

As part of our year 7 ‘Creation of life’ project we have been incubating chick eggs for the past 3 weeks. We are looking forward to welcoming our newest arrivals on Wednesday 27th March. If you can’t see the live stream below, click here to check on their progress

Futureproof your career

  What will you do when you leave school? If you know what you want to do – and especially if you don’t know – join us to futureproof your career, with an evening of options and inspiration as we look at the future world of work.  What skills will you need? What will employers …

Studio students pin down business inspiration

PinHead founder Amy Collins came in to the Studio last week to talk to our year 12 and 13 students about starting and growing her business. Amy shot to fame with her enamel pin badges as celebrities including Simon Cowell, Jurgen Klopp and Breaking Bad’s Danny Trejo started to wear them, and she’s made a …

Open evening dates

We’ve got an ongoing programme of open evenings this year, to give you a flavour of the Studio. Come along to one of the next dates and join our tribe… 20 March Futureproof your career – 5:30-7pm 2 April Open evening – 5:30-7pm 25 April Open evening – 5:30-7pm  9 May Open evening – 5:30-7pm   Make sure …

Studio students are Awesome

On Monday 11 February, the Studio played host to a special under 19’s gift night for the Awesome Foundation, where seven ideas were pitched for the chance to win two £500 prizes to help get them off the ground. “We’re really delighted to be associated with the Awesome Foundation as it really ties into the …

Travel timetable changes

Students arriving at the Studio by bus will experience some timetable changes in February. Between 11 and 15 February the School Bus will collect students from Moorfields at 8.03am and then James St at 8.15am, arriving in school for 8.30am. The School Mini Bus will do a further run to James Street for 8.30am, arriving at …

Year 8 Parents Evening

Thursday 7th February The Year 8 parents evening is from 4pm to 6.30pm Please visit: https://northliverpoolacademy.parentseveningsystem.co.uk or call the school to book an appointment. 0151 260 4044 [email protected]

Awesome Foundation to host ‘Under 19’s’ gift night at UTC and Studio

Liverpool based Awesome Foundation Liverpool are hosting a special Under 19’s gift night at the UTC and Studio on the 11th February.  Awesome Liverpool is a micro-granting organisation who for the past 5 years have been giving away monthly £500 grants to support ‘creative little ideas that make Liverpool more Awesome’, and part of an …

North Liverpool Academy Presents…Sleeping Beauty Pantomime

North Liverpool Academy proudly presents Sleeping Beauty, the Pantomime.  Performances are at 6pm on Tuesday 12th February and Wednesday 13th February 2019.  Tickets are £3 from Student Services.  

Helping your child to prepare for GCSE exams

GSCE examinations are almost around the corner and revision for them is almost underway. We’ve learned a few things over the years about how best to prepare for them, here at school and at home and so have prepared the below guide to share some best practice when revising. CLICK HERE FOR EXAM INFO  As …

‘Studio continues to be “good”’, says Ofsted

  We’re thrilled to have received another ‘good’ grading from Ofsted in our latest assessment; at the Studio we think the behaviour, safety and wellbeing of our students is outstanding, and Ofsted agrees. Our latest grade is a tribute to the dedication and vision of a talented team of teachers and support staff, and the …

Community Christmas lunch

We were delighted to welcome residents from Mersey Parks, our local nursing home, into school last Friday for a festive Christmas lunch. They had a three-course Christmas dinner cooked in school by our catering team, and had an afternoon of activities including playing bingo and listening to students and staff singing. It was a lovely …

Year 11 parents’ evening

Our year 11 parents’ evening is next Tuesday – 18 December, from 4pm till 7:30pm. Parents, come and speak with your child’s teachers, get feedback from their mocks and resources to help the next phase of their revision. Parents, we need to pull together in order for your children to do brilliantly in their exams. …

Year 11 parents’ evening

Our year 11 parents’ evening is next Tuesday – 18 December, from 4pm till 7:30pm. Parents, come and speak with your child’s teachers, get feedback from their mocks and resources to help the next phase of their revision. Parents, we need to pull together in order for your children to do brilliantly in their exams. …

Year 11 Parents Evening – Tuesday 4th December

The Year 11 parents evening is Tuesday 4th December from 4pm to 6.30pm Please visit: https://northliverpoolacademy.parentseveningsystem.co.uk or call the school to book an appointment. 0151 260 4044 [email protected]  

Build My Future

On the 28th and 29th of November 2018, Northern Schools Trust will again host an enthralling programme of presentations and interactive seminars to our cross-trust cohort of Year 12 students at the annual Build My Future Festival. Go to https://www.buildmyfuture.co.uk/ for more information

Winter Wonderland

On Thursday 20th December, NLA are hosting a community event to celebrate Christmas across different cultures. We would like to invite member of the community to be involved in the event and enjoy the different cultures. There will be a range of stall representing different cultures at Christmas time. The event is 4.30-6pm and some …

New online payment system

We have changing the electronic payment system from WisePay to GroupCall Xpressions.  The current system, WisePay will no longer allow you to pay money on to your child’s payment card.  In order to access the new system you will need to download an App or visit www.parents.groupcall.com. The new system includes a communication centre which …

Notice from Merseyside Police – Halloween and Fireworks

  We at NLA are working together with Merseyside Police, and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service to promote firework safety and reduce incidents of anti-social behaviour over the Halloween and Bonfire Night period. Do have fun with your friends but please allow everyone to enjoy this period. Think about how your actions can affect others: …

Open Evening

Thursday 27th September — 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Get a taste of The Studio

Join us for an open evening: Tuesday 11 September, 6-7pm

Get a taste of The Studio

Join us for an open evening: Tuesday 11 September, 6-7pm

GCSE Results Day 2018

Congratulations to all of our Year 11 students who collected their results yesterday.

Biometric Consent Request

Cashless and card-less payments at North Liverpool Academy.

Grease is the word

Students perform the classic musical.

Full house for The Studio & DEN Showcase 2018!

On Thursday 28th of June, The Studio hosted their end of year Studio & DEN Showcase. Lead by The Studio’s current sixth form cohort, the event celebrated the project work of hundreds of Studio pupils and featured the individual works of students from primarily sixth form, but also year 11. Each sector was allocated a …

Parents Evening Information

Information for Year 9 and Year 10 Parent Evenings.

Year 10 Students Awarded by Jamie Carragher

Students completed the programme in conjunction with Young Addaction.

Amazon Director visits North Liverpool Academy

Amazon.com’s Jason Weston delivers and inspiring presentation to students.

NLA Presents: Grease

North Liverpool Academy presents: Grease on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th July at 6pm. Grease has remained one of the world’s most popular musicals. Funny, frank and featuring the hit songs “Greased Lightnin’,” “You’re The One That I Want,” and “Summer Nights”, Grease follows the journey of Danny and Sandy, alongside the Burger Palace Boys …

Y12 BTEC Business students win at NextGen fest!

We have just returned from the International Business Festival with the Y12 BTEC students.  During the day they had to design, prepare and undertake a business pitch for a new shampoo.  The competition consisted of 5 teams, with their team being the youngest.  Our students won the pitch with the judge stating it was engaging, …

Scholars Sheffield trip!

Northern Schools Trust students visit the University of Sheffield   Yesterday members of the Northern Schools Trust Scholars programme visited The University of Sheffield for a bespoke open day experience.   After having departed Liverpool at 7:30am, we arrived at 10:30am and were met by most enthusiastic student ambassadors who shared our scholars’ excitement to …

NST staff featured in The School Business Manager’s Handbook

Clerk to Northern Schools Trust, Sian Turner has recently been published in The School Business Manager’s Handbook. The book features guidance, advice and tips from school business leaders across the sector and has harnessed expertise and experience from around the country. The author, Hayley Dunn, is a prominent school business manager who has written and …

Road Closure – June 8th and 9th 2018

Road Closure – June 8th and 9th 2018 Dear Parent/ Carer, One of the luxuries of working and studying within a vibrant part of the city is the opportunity for us to experience a wide range of cultural activities on our doorstep. We are pleased to inform parents and students that the Positive Vibrations, Festival …

Student’s app makes it to Amazon Skills Store!

Year 10 student Ali has succeeded in getting his very own app published onto the Amazon Skills store! Taking what he has learned at The Studio, Ali produced the app as part of a project during his computer science lessons. We sat down with Ali to find out more. “What was your inspiration behind the …

Contrast Fest

The Studio are proud to have participated in the Contrast Mural fest 2018! Organised by Zap Graffiti arts, the festival is a citywide celebration of street art in Liverpool. The Contrast Mural festival ran from the 16-22nd of April, and involved a range of International artists creating legal, public art across the city. As one …

LSSP Dance Competition

On Thursday 3rd may a group of dancers from across the academy went to Broughton Hall to compete in the LSSP Dance Competition. We entered 4 dances across three categories in a variety of styles. Our first dance was performed by Year 8 students they did a beautiful contemporary dance, their extension and timing was …

LFC Kit Winners

To help celebrate the launch of the new Liverpool FC home kit, LFC and New Balance are donating 5 new full strips to each of our Red Neighbours schools. We have selected 5 students who have displayed excellent attendance and attitude to learning during their school year. The students who were chosen for this exciting …

Sixth Form Parents Evening

Parents evening for Wednesday 9th May 3.30pm-6.30pm. Appointments can be made immediately. You can make an appointment by visiting here: to book your appointments. Login with the following information:   Student’s First Name: Student’s Surname: Date of Birth:   If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the school office who will …

Wellness Week at The Studio

There are many elements to wellbeing. From healthy eating, to physical fitness and mental welfare, there’s lots we can be doing to actively improve our overall sense of wellness. On Monday 23rd – Friday 27th April, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC and The Studio took part in wellness week, featuring a wide range of activities throughout each day. Each …

International Women’s day 2018

International Women’s Day 8th March 2018 Thursday 8th March saw the launch of Northern School’s Trust International Women’s Day event. Despite initial weather impediments, the day took place over at the Contemporary Urban Centre and the building welcomed over 200 Year 10 students for an inspiring and action packed day. And what a day it …

Patricio is now a Registered Science Technician!

“This week, I found out, after months of gathering information, re-writing my submission, the Science Council approved my application and have awarded me the status Registered Science Technician. This means that I am now an official registered technical scientist, with the post-nominal letters RSciTech. After less than 2 years of working here at the UTC, …

Spring concert

On Wednesday 18th April the Music Department held their annual Spring Concert. The concert featured many different ensembles and individuals not just from the school but also as part of the NLA’s Music Primary Liaison Project. The evening featured performances from the Samba Band, NLA Choir, NLA Rock Band and the NLA Orchestra, alongside soloists …

Third Party hate crime reporting centre!

Trail-blazing academy becomes Merseyside’s first school-based hate crime reporting centre Merseyside’s Police Commissioner has praised the North Liverpool Academy after it became the region’s first school-based third party hate crime reporting centre. Jane Kennedy visited the Academy on Heyworth Street, in Everton, last week to officially open the new independent report centre and thank the …

Pendle Hill

Our Year 12 and 13 Sports Studies students went on a day visit to Pendle Hill as part of their OCR Level 3 course on Monday 19th March. In pairs, the sixth formers had to orientate their way around a 13km pre-planned route using their map reading skills they had developed in lessons with Mr …

British Music Experience

  Key stage 4 Music Btec students recently visited the British Music Experience in the Cunard Building in Liverpool. Students took part in a workshop which took them on a musical journey form the 1940’s to the present day. They then had a tour of the museum were they saw memorabilia from many famous musicians …

eSports Event

On the 6th March 2018, a handful of selected students from The Studio headed to the Belong arena in GAME, Manchester to take part in the Digital Schoolhouse eSports Tournament. After an exciting day of numerous winning rounds as part of the regional heats, Studio eventually placed 2nd in the final to competitors St John …

Meet the staff – Art, Digital & Creative

Stef Plichta –  Art teacher since September 2016 Why did you choose to teach at The Studio? I knew before I even started training as a teacher that I wanted to work here, and the creative faculty was kind enough to give me the opportunity to spend a few weeks volunteering and observing. I really …

Trip to India

Muktangan is a 13 year old not-for-profit organization which imparts free, inclusive, holistic and child-friendly education to thousands of under-served children in Mumbai. On the 13th February 2018, Studio staff had the honour of participating in the Muktangan School Teacher Exchange as part of a project focussed around the topical issue of plastics pollution. Heading …

Year 10 Build my Future

The 19th and 20th of February saw the launch of Year 10 Build My Future – a two day in-house event involving over 200 Northern Schools Trust students, joining forces for an action packed programme encompassing the theme of Health Innovation. Over the course of the two days, year 10 pupils were given the opportunity …

Weather Update

Please be assured the Academy is OPEN, all lessons are now running normally. There was a delayed start to allow staff and students to arrive safely to the Academy. Many Thanks.

Step into the NHS

Step into the NHS On the 8th February 2018, Northern Schools Trust welcomed student and staff as part of the national ‘Step into the NHS’ competition, inviting students to create a fun and lively job advertisement in their chosen field. Some created posters, leaflets, and even 3D models. Judges were overwhelmed by the response to the competition …

Attendance Competition

Languages North West – Enrichment Event

On Wednesday 28th February, Year 10 students from Life Sciences UTC and The Studio visited University of Liverpool for the Routes into Languages North West Language Enrichment Event. Organized by the University of Liverpool, GCSE Spanish students participated in Language Enrichment Event and learnt about the importance of languages for their future participating in several …

Business Networking Forum!

 Year 11 North Liverpool Academy Sixth Form applicants excel as ambassadors during our Business Networking Forum! Held at the University of Liverpool’s Mountford Hall, the Business Networking Forum brought together Year 11 students intending to study at our Sixth Form with local businesses. The event was facilitated by Academy Governor Stuart Fitzgerald and attended by …

Year 7 Woodwind Lessons

As part of the Secondary Investment Fund provided by Resonate Music Hub Year Seven have been taking part in whole class woodwind lessons.  Pupils have been provided with either a flute, clarinet or saxophone and they have taking part in group tuition sessions as part of their music curriculum provision. This is an exciting experience …

North Liverpool Academy is Open

The school is open today.  Any weather updates will be posted on the school website and sent to parents via text message.   Thank you.

Race for Life

On Friday 9th February over 600 students took part in the Race for Life at North Liverpool Academy. All 600 students ran 3KM around the school grounds in support of such a fantastic cause. The day was great success which started with Chloe Dodo in Year 9 making her own Race for Life cakes and …

Year 8 Parents Evening

Year 8 Parents Evening Thursday 22nd February 2018 – Online Appointment Booking I would like to invite you to attend our Parents’ Evening on Thursday 22nd February 2018.  This is an important evening and provides you with the opportunity to meet the teachers that teach your child, discuss the progress that your child is making …

Mock Exam Information

25th January 2018 Dear Parents, It is always heartening when you tell us what a great difference we are making to your sons and daughters through the efforts of our skilled and committed teachers and support staff. In our recent survey, 99%-100% of parents told us their children were safe, happy, well looked after, learning …

Additional English Lessons

31st January 2018 Dear Parents, Additional English Sessions We will be running a compulsory additional session English session on Monday’s between 4-5pm starting on 5th February. All students will be expected to attend these sessions. The sessions will be running for the foreseeable future until exams have finished. Students will be collected by a member …

Northern Powerhouse

With the Northern Powerhouse rushing into headlines Metro Major Steve Rotheram, BBC and Radio City visited the Liverpool Life Sciences UTC school! We featured on BBC North West Evening News last night. Students did great while getting interviewed by Steve and the BBC reporter Juliet. We are very proud!

Atlantic College

At NLA, we are fortunate that as part of Northern Schools Trust we have an established link with Atlantic College, an international sixth form college in South Wales that has approximately 350 students from 90 different countries, all studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme. The mission of Atlantic College is: ‘UWC Atlantic College is committed to …

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

A group of our Year 10’s participated in a business enterprise challenge just before Christmas where they had to create their own business and make as much profit as possible. They managed to make £130 as a business and after costs it gave them an overall profit of £70. I have just been told that our …

The Sector

The Sector Liverpool City Region is one of the UK’s fastest growing hubs for digital companies and has long been recognised globally for creativity in sciences and the arts. The City Region has an exceptional array of Digital & Creative assets which are not only nationally, but internationally significant. It’s a range of key assets …

Race for Life

North Liverpool Academy is holding its very own Race for Life (3K) event for Cancer Research UK. Our youngsters are the generation that could see ground-breaking treatments and cures for cancer in their lifetime. They’re the young warriors who could be the researchers and lifesavers of tomorrow. By taking part in Race for Life and …

Christmas Day!

On Thursday 21st December, the North Liverpool Academy students took part in a drop down day to celebrate Christmas and also their excellent attendance and efforts during term 1 of the school year. Year groups 7-11 took part in a range of different sessions throughout the day(plan attached) which included form competitions in the reindeer hunt …

ETHOS Articles by Tim Slack

Delighted to have worked with ethos and governor Tim Slack to talk about the work of The Studio School in these two articles; AP column Studio School

In Harmony

In Harmony Liverpool uses orchestral music-making to improve the health, education and aspirations of children and young people in Everton. The range from across music genres including classical, pop, traditional and new music. Performance and musical excellence are at the heart of In Harmony. Children perform between 3-12 times each year in community settings in …

Community Christmas Dinner!

On 20th December, North Liverpool Academy welcomed residents from nursing and care homes in the local area for the annual Community Christmas Dinner. After a warm welcome from Mr Westerdale, approximately 90 guests were wowed by the talents of the North Liverpool Academy choir while they sampled some fabulous festive fayre!  Members of North Liverpool Academy’s …

Blue Run

On the 19th November 2017 over 70 staff and students took part in the annual Blue Run in memory of Joseph Lappin. This year was the first year that the North Liverpool Academy has organised the event. This is due to their massive participation in recent years. This term all students at the NLA took …

Christmas Hampers for Veterans

For our Christmas charity this year, we decided to create hampers for the local veterans. Each form had the task of raising the £4 for the materials to build the hamper then collect items to put in their hamper. They then had to put all of this together in time for the big collection from …

Art, craft and design/fine art course at The Studio

Did you know? Our fine art course has evolved. There are now two pathways for art, to ensure the course is more inclusive of a broader range of opportunities. In a course focused on developing independent thinking as a creative, students will explore the wider realm of artistic practices through the 2 pathways provided by …

Merry Christmas from North Liverpool Academy

All we want for Christmas is you!

‘Pupils have too many misconceptions about careers in the digital sector…’

Amanda Follit is chair of young talent at BIMA (British Interactive Media Association) wrote an article about the digital industry and education for the Times Educational Supplement. In this article, Amanda cite’s the best practice as being at The Studio School in involving industry mentors and what can be achieved. Here’s the link: https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/pupils-have-too-many-misconceptions-about-careers-digital-sector  

Build My Future Festival 2017

Build My Future Festival is a dynamic two-day careers event that takes place in the heart of one of Liverpool’s most creative districts. On the 16th and 17th of November, Northern Schools Trust host an enthralling programme of presentations and interactive seminars to their cross-trust cohort of Year 12 students. This unique programme provides students …

OAP Christmas Event

Community Christmas Event success! On Wednesday 13th December, residents of Mersey Parks Care Home in Toxteth flocked to the Life Sciences UTC & Studio School for the first ever Christmas Community event. The day provided visitors and their carers a day of respite from their usual routine, welcoming them into the heart of the Baltic …

HumanUtopia

HumanUtopia visited North Liverpool Academy on Tuesday 5th December and Thursday 7th December to talk and educate Year 9’s! HumanUtopia create and run inspirational, life-changing courses for young people and adults in schools and their wider communities. Our courses range from one day to one whole year group through to long-term partnerships and with a …

Year 11 Parents Evening

27th November 2017   Dear Parent / Carer Year 11 Parents Evening Tuesday 5th December 2017 – Online Appointment Booking  I would like to invite you to attend our Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 5th December 2017.  This is an important evening and provides you with the opportunity to meet the teachers that teach your child, …

Consultation on Published Admission Number

Consultation on a proposed reduction in the Published Admission Number for the North Liverpool Academy, Liverpool with effect from September 2019. Download the Consultation Document

Noel Chavasse: Remembrance Day 2017

In celebration of Remembrance Day, year 7 and 8 students got together to commemorate the day with handmade medals using skills they had learned from their art lessons. The exhibition from the art students was inspired by Captain Noel Chavasse’s medals, which are currently on display at the Museum of Liverpool until January 2018. The …

Build My Future

Build My Future Festival revolutionises traditional careers support On the 16th November, the highly anticipated Build My Future Festival took place in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle. Collaborating with local communities and prestigious city-wide businesses, the event accommodated over 300 sixth form pupils from across Northern Schools Trust. The dynamic two day stint offered a wealth of career …

The Blue Run Challenge

Presented by North Liverpool Academy in memory of Joseph Lappin.

Liverpool FC Project

On Tuesday 31st October Liverpool Football Club visited a group of Year 9 students at North Liverpool Academy to deliver a session to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the club. Each school in the city were given a 5 year period to work on and draw famous pictures from this era. The students work will then …

Christmas Cycle Ride

This year’s North Liverpool Cycle project’s Annual Christmas Cycle Ride for Alder Hey is on Sunday 10th December. All participants are invited to dress in something festive and bring a wrapped present for the children at Alder Hey. There has been a change of route this year and the bike ride leaves from North Liverpool Academy. …

Sports News – Term One

Students bring you the latest sports news from North Liverpool Academy.

UTC becomes first school in the UK to gain a Surgeon in residence

Life Sciences UTC is delighted to welcome a brand new Surgeon-in-residence, Tom Hampton.

Wigan UTC pupils receive Duke of York GOLD awards

On the 6th November 2017, Wigan UTC pupils received Duke of York Gold awards from HRH the Duke of York at St James Palace in London. Britain ‘doesn’t always need philosophers’ or ‘people who can write perfect English’, according to the Duke University technical colleges (UTCs) give students “the most useful” knowledge of any type of school, according to …

Faraday Challenge Day

Six Year 8 students from Kingsway Academy have attended the Faraday Challenge Day at Upton Hall School. They were given a challenge to design and build a model based on a genuine need of a UK company. With roles assigned for each member of the team, they worked hard to complete the task and meet …

Girls Football Coaching

Weekly sessions for North Liverpool Academy students with Liverpool FC.

A Level Success!

Students were ecstatic with their results this year with many of them going off to start university courses, apprenticeships and jobs. Three students also applied and received offers for highly competitive nursing courses. All three have now been successful in gaining their places. Applied learning students performed really well, with a large percentage of cohorts …

Artistic Success!

Best friends Alicia and Redd-Elisha are both heading off to the University of Lincoln in September after achieving fantastic A-Level results and both accepting their places onto an Illustration course. Alicia from Kensington got an A in Graphics, a B in Art and a B in her EPQ project. She will be studying BA Graphic …

The Studio Showcase

The Studio has hosted its annual Showcase event. Students were out in full force displaying their work. From art, design, photography, and film, to app, games and software development, the talent was endless. As well as parents of the students, The Studio Showcase was attended by a number of high profile partners from the digital …

Studio Showcase Success!

This term we held our annual Studio Showcase. Students were out in full force displaying their work. From art, design, photography, and film, to app, games and software development, the talent was endless. As well as parents of the students, The Studio Showcase was attended by a number of high profile partners from the digital …

The Big Read helps parents to engage students with reading at home

NLA created The Big Read to provide parents with support on reading with their children at home. Sarah Loader (a primary publishing consultant) joined us and ran a tutorial for parents/guardians. We also had stall from the adult learning centre, who provided families with information on courses they could attend to support them academically as …

Sky Sports Living for Sport project celebrates final instalment

July 7th will forever be a day engrained in NLA history as the Sky Sports Living for Sport project took centre stage for its final instalment. The final day of celebration rounded off NLA’s 4th and largest ever project in Sky’s 14th and final year of delivering Living for Sport that is drawing to a …

BBC’s Countryfile visits Life Sciences UTC

The BBC’s Countryfile recently visited Life Sciences UTC as part of a feature on urban farming. Farm Urban has installed three urban farming systems around Liverpool, one of them being at the UTC. These urban farming systems include aquaponics, hydroponics and vertical growing walls. The production team were particularly interested in how Farm Urban has …

Students get real insight into fashion industry

Students from years 9 and 10 visited a fashion experience all thanks to the British Style Collective.  It was the first time the event visited the city, and they did not disappoint. It was a citywide style take-over, attended by industry experts, bloggers and the best brands in the business. They began their day in …

NLA students excel at Sporting Challenge 2017

North Liverpool Academy students recently took part in the annual LSSP Sporting Challenge at IM Marsh Sports Campus on Wednesday 12th July. 40 Year 7 and 8 students were invited to join the event to say thank you for their contribution to the Sport Teams throughout the academic year. Our students got the opportunity to …

Build My Future Destination Seminar

On Thursday, North Liverpool Academy current and prospective Sixth Form students participated in a Destination Seminar facilitated by the Northern Schools Trust and the University of Liverpool. The purpose of the event was to engage students with employers from industry growth sectors in the Liverpool City region, and introduce them to the skills, attributes and …

Colombia’s Secretary of Education visits North Liverpool Academy

Colombia’s Secretary of Education, Juan Carlos Gomez Montoya, recently visited North Liverpool Academy, as part of his tour of the UK, which also included the University of Liverpool. Mr Montoya is in charge of the Manizales region in Colombia, with over 150 schools. When asked why he wanted to visits NLA he said: “As an …

Colombia’s Secretary of Education visits NLA for inspirational tour

Colombia’s Secretary of Education, Juan Carlos Gomez Montoya, recently visited North Liverpool Academy, as part of his tour of the UK, which also included the University of Liverpool. Mr Montoya is in charge of the Manizales region in Colombia, with over 150 schools. When asked why he wanted to visits NLA he said: “As an …

LGBT+ Students Are Safe in Our Schools

In our school, we support students from all different backgrounds and provide a safe, inclusive, friendly environment for their education experience. We asked students at The Studio & Life Sciences UTC if they thought an LGBT+ young person would feel safe coming out in school and they said ‘yes!’ If you would like to be …

Students success at The Big Bang Fair

A group of Year 13 students have won an Endeavour Award at The Big Bang Fair North West after they designed and built a cloud chamber which will now be used as a teaching resource at Life Sciences UTC. A cloud chamber is a particle detector used for ionising radiation. It’s an advanced piece of …

Students inspired by Loughborough University trip

Students from the Sky Sports Living for Sport group recently visited Loughborough University, number 1 University for sporting excellence in the UK. After a gruelling 3 hour journey, our budding young sports stars were treated to a tour of the University campus, and were able to watch whilst professional athletes and sports scholars were training …

Year 10 students show off their Maths skills

‘Maths Inspiration’ is a national programme featuring interactive lectures for teenagers. Our year 10 students attended the ‘Playing for Real’ event, an interactive lecture focusing on the maths behind different games, and exploring how a combination of good strategy, logic, and an understanding of probability can help you to win in a variety of situations. …

Snapchat Advice

Advice on Snapchat’s  new feature – “Snap Maps” Last week, Snapchat introduced a new feature call Snap Maps. This location-based map allows users to see where in the country their Snapchat contacts are, as well as seeing location-based photos and videos. The Snap Map shows a user’s Bitmoji, their cartoon avatar within Snapchat, pinpointed on …

NLA Host Community Careers Fair

NLA is hosting a Community Careers Fair this Thursday, 6th July between 5pm and 7pm. All adults from the local community are welcome to attend – the event will feature a vast array of employers, training opportunities and education providers. Advice will be available on career pathways, future employment and training. For more information please …

NLA Student Election Results 2017

Thank you to everyone who voted at the recent student elections for Head Boy and Head Girl. We are proud to announce that the successful candidates were Olivia Manning and Patrick Kearns. Yorgie Chrisulis and Lauren Gannon will be their deputies with Christiano, Shannon and Kaitlyn all joining the student voice as project leaders. If …

Year 6 Induction Day 5th July

NLA’s year 6 student Induction Day is happening this Wednesday 5th July. Below is a timetable of what exciting activities students can expect on the day. All parents should have received a letter inviting them to the event – however if you have any further questions please contact Caroline Lane at [email protected]    

North Liverpool Academy celebrates Liverpool’s incredible diversity

NLA recently celebrated Liverpool’s incredible diversity with a ‘Celebration of Diversity Exhibition’. The Diversity project was the idea of Dave Hornby, Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Sheffield – who is one of NLA’s Governors. The event was a great success and guests packed out the Drama Theatre. Well over 100 students were involved …

Join us for NLA’s end of year art exhibition

The Art department are always striving to make the most of our pupils’ potential and look for opportunities for them to celebrate their progress. We are delighted to inform you that year 11 art students art work has been selected to take part in the Department’s end of year art exhibition. This will showcase a …

Staff CPD Training Friday 30th June – Academy closed to students

Art Students Work on Exciting Liverpool Biennial Project

The art department recently hosted poet and visual artist Nathan Jones, alongside Polly Brannan from Liverpool Biennial Arts. This marked the launch of a collaborative art project between Nathan and year 10 students, inspired by literacy and vernaculars. Over the next month, art students will explored their identity in depth, and the meaning of “class”. …

Join us for NLA’s celebration of diversity event

Join us tonight for our celebration of diversity exhibition, 5pm – 7pm. “A celebration of the incredible diversity of Liverpool”. The evening will exhibit work from our talented students: including African Drumming, Art Displays, Chinese Lion Performances, Egyptian board games, food tasting and much more! Free refreshments from 5pm! See you there!    

NLA Girls Credit to School in Recent Athletics Championships

North Liverpool Academy took students from Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 to the Liverpool Athletics Championships on Thursday 15th June. On the day the girls competed in the track and field events at Litherland Sports Park against all the other schools in Liverpool. A handful of the girls competing managed to make it through …

Sofa Rules, Wednesday 28th June at 6pm

Join us for NLA’s summer show, produced with our acting enrichment group COMPANY CAPUCHIN:  SOFA RULES WEDNESDAY 28TH JUNE AT 6PM NORTH LIVERPOOL ACADEMY THEATRE Tickets: £2 adults £1 children For more information please contact Alisha Taylor at [email protected]      

NLA pilot new school bus service

As ever, as a school, we are piloting many strategies to improve the overall attendance and punctually at North Liverpool Academy.  For this reason, we are setting up a school bus run to collect students along the attached route. The school bus will start Monday 12th June 2017 till the end of term. During this …

Sixth Form art students attend UCLAN’s Final Degree Show

Sixth Form art students were invited to attend UCLAN, to view thei